Happy 14th Birthday to The Family Circus!
"Fourteen?" you say. "That can't be right," you say. But it's true! Today is The Family Circus' fourteenth birthday-- because The Family Circus was launched on Leap Day, 1960!
Here's the very first Family Circus Strip, from February 29, 1960:
It's not every year we get to celebrate the anniversary of this beloved comic!
Bil Keane created Family Circus when he was a father with a young family, himself:
Jeff Keane is now Ringmaster of the circus, and we'd like to take the opportunity to wish Jeff and the entire family a very happy anniversary-- even "Not Me" and "Ida Know" -- and we'd never forget our beloved dotted line!
Have a happy Leap Day, and here's to fourteen more birthdays for Family Circus!