Larry Wright’s Carlyle celebrates 30 years in syndication on December 1st. The comic features Kit, a single working woman, and Carlyle, a spunky kitten who can turn from cuddly to cunning at the drop of a hat. “My family and I have owned lots of real cats over many past decades,” Wright said. “But having [...]
I buy comic collections for a number of reasons. Pure entertainment, “behind the scenes” information, interesting comic history and love of the art (or humor). A good book satisfies more than one of these justifications. The latest Doonesbury book, Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau by Brian Walker, hits all of them in spades. [...]
Chic Young’s Blondie first debuted in newspapers 80 years ago today. The strip featured Blondie, a hip young flapper and Dagwood, the son of a rich industrial tycoon. Dagwood’s father disapproved of Blondie and marrying her resulted in disinheritance, banishment to suburbia and running into the mailman to catch the car-pool. Chic drew the strip [...]
Congrats go out to Steve Moore today. His feature, In The Bleachers, is celebrating its 15th year in syndication. Steve has had an odd journey into cartooning. He started out in newspapers as a journalist and editor. He came up with In the Bleachers while working as an editor in the Maui News. He then [...]
Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle turned three last week. Alex has posted a recap of her syndication experience so far and how the strip has evolved. Congrats, Alex.
The AP has story about Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey turning 60 this Saturday. Mort Walker, who conjured up Beetle and has been putting him on paper every day for all those decades, says he’ll continue with his creation until he’s no longer able. “I don’t know how I’d be retired,” said Walker, 86. “I wake [...]
“Green Eggs and Ham” – the book Dr. Seuss created on a bet with his editor that he could write a book using only 50 words or less – has turned 50 today. The book has only 49 words and is one of Dr. Seuss’ best sellers. Here’s a video of the Reverend Jesse Jackson [...]
A small shout-out to Jonathan Mahood who’s webcomic Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog hit its four year mark yesterday. In dog years it would be 28 years old, but since Bleeker is a robot – I believe it’s still 4 years. Congrats Jonathan.
This Thursday, Jimmy Johnson’s Arlo and Janis will celebrate 25 in syndication. From E&P: “I really wanted to do a comic strip about a society of talking dogs, called ‘Baskerville,’ but talking-animal strips were out of favor with newspaper editors at the time, and young families were all the rage,” Johnson wrote on his site [...]
Yesterday marked Hilary Price’s Rhymes with Orange turned 15. As she remarks on her blog – that’s 5,475 strips. As the 5,475th strip rolls off the presses, it’s time to thank all you readers who have taken the time to send me e-mail for Cialis at low low low prices. And, of course, the rest [...]
T Lewis and Michael Fry’s Over the Hedge will celebrate its 15 years in syndication on this Saturday. The feature currently runs in 250 papers and has been made into a full feature computer-animated film starring the voice talent of Bruce Willis, Wanda Sykes, Avril Lavigne, Steve Carell, Eugene Levy and William Shatner. The movie [...]
Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey is celebrating 60 years with series of events and special strips. From the press release: The world’s most recognizable Private and funny pages icon Beetle Bailey salutes 60 years of military mirth and mayhem with a seven-month long celebration honoring the comic strip’s diamond anniversary. Beginning this month, a series of [...]
The Born Loser will turn 45 next Saturday. The strip was first created by Art Sansom and has continued with his son, Chip. Here’s the full press release: On May 15, the most lovable loser in the comics is celebrating 45 years of being ridiculed, scorned, and mocked … which has provided endless amusement for [...]
Seems to be a lot of anniversaries in the sprint. Glenn McCoy’s The Duplex hit 17 years in syndication and Tony Carillo’s F Minus hit year four.
And here’s another one. Congrats to Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos who are celebrating 10 years of syndication of their comic Baldo. Here is Carlos talking about the strip in a radio interview on how the comic came together.