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Throwback Thursday: Radio Patrol

Categories: Comics, Vintage

In this Radio Patrol strip from today in 1947, Molly Day gets ditched by a stranger who runs off with a suitcase full of money after tracking the serial killer known as "The Mind."

She's stuck in the middle of nowhere, with no transportation, a vicious killer, and his goon-- and the villains are going to wake up soon! How's she going to get out of this one? Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Why, Where Did You Get That Lovely Blouse?

Hi, there! It's National Compliment Day, so it seems like a good day to tell you all that there isn't a better group of comics fans anywhere!

In the spirit of the day, I've asked our AMAZING, splendid, superlative cartoonists to tell us stories about compliments-- compliments they've paid, compliments they've been paid, and compliments that they've used in their comics. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Poor Richard's Birthday!

Wow! It's Benjamin Franklin's birthday! Apart from being one of the founders of our country, Benjamin Franklin is still very much beloved as an inventor and writer known for his wit and humor. So, of course, in honor of one of our comic forefathers, I asked our cartoonists to share some of their inventions-- worthy of Benjamin Franklin-- with us today.

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Ask A Cartoonist: Biff! BAM! ...splat?

Happy New Year!

This week, we're talking about sound effects!

Sound effects are such an ubiquitous part of comic art and history that we can't imagine comics without them-- and big, bold, brightly-colored graphic sound effects often make their way into television and movies when people want to evoke a "comic-like" feel. But they're an artform unto themselves that plays a necessary role in comics and wouldn't exist if it weren't for the need to be able to illustrate a noise-- loud or quiet-- without sound! Keep Reading

Feature Spotlight: Blondie

Category: Comics

This week, we're reading Blondie, by Dean Young and John Marshall

Not many people know the not-so-humble origins of Blondie, a bold young flapper who fell in love with billionaire heir and playboy Dagwood Bumstead in the comic strip originated by Dean's father, Chic Young. When the two got married in 1933, Dagwood's father disowned his son and left them to their own devices. Keep Reading

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