Guitars, Drums and Spinach

Categories: Comics, Announcements

This week’s POPEYE Sunday comic strip pays tribute to two American icons: Popeye and the alternative rock band, Wilco. The artwork prominently features the S.S.Wilco sailing into port to deliver Wilco Brand Spinach. Hordes of people are lining up on the dock as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and the entire gang assist Wilco in handing [...] Keep Reading

Happy Birthday, Popeye!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Did you know that Popeye is 83 years young?  That’s right—on January 17, 1929, Popeye made his first appearance in THIMBLE THEATRE, and changed the face of the funny pages forever. Earlier this week, we celebrated our favorite spinach-guzzling pal’s birthday by launching a new official website at!  There are lots of links to [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Forth and Thirtieth

Category: Comics

Hello Readers, Last week Mr. Skidmore thanked me for the blog on the women in BEETLE BAILEY. He opined that I offered “Bill Blackbeard-ish perspectives.” I’m not in Blackbeard’s class, I assure you, as I never make things up. We will do lots more BEETLE BAILEY items as the year goes along. It’s the 60th [...] Keep Reading

DailyINK App WINS People’s Champ At 2011 Pixel Awards

Category: Comics

Thanks to our loyal comic fans, the DailyINK app has been voted as the People’s Champ in the Funny category in the 2011 Pixel Awards. The Pixel awards, established in 2006, honor compelling sites and apps that have shown excellence in web design and development.  The DailyINK app was nominated in the Funny category along with [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: The Many Loves of Beetle Bailey

Hello Readers, Today I’m just going to post a short entry to answer Tim Fisher’s query about Beetle Bailey’s girlfriends. Tim asks specifically, “What became of Beetle Bailey’s hometown sweetie?” Originally, in the college boy era of the BEETLE BAILEY strip, Beetle’s girlfriend was “Buzz,” a somewhat plain-Jane blonde with freckles. Over the next few years, when Beetle is out [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: Vintage

Are you reading any of the vintage material on DailyINK? In my queue, I have today’s BEETLE BAILEY followed by the vintage BEETLE, and I love seeing the contrast. We’re running a bunch of 1955 BEETLE strips right now – that’s over 50 years(!) between today’s strip and that vintage one. Incredible. And our good [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Helen of BETWEEN FRIENDS

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If you’re a fan of Sandra Bell-Lundy’s BETWEEN FRIENDS, you already know all about Kim, Maeve, and Susan, the three friends whose ups and downs we follow every day. You’ve also probably noticed one of our favorite characters in the strip: Helen, Maeve’s practical, wise assistant, who often dispenses advice and tempers Maeve’s own hotheaded [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: (Half) Hitch A Ride

Category: Comics

Hello readers, I thought we’d start 2012 by answering a question Tim Fisher asked last month, which was more or less “What was HALF HITCH?’ This was a late Vietnam War era strip about the adventures of a short but fast-on-his-feet sailor, a sort of battleship workplace sitcom from the studio of Hank Ketchum. Hitch [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: GIL!

Today is January 2nd, 2012, and it is the first release date of Norm Feuti’s new comic, GIL. We’re really thrilled about this one – it feels like a special comic that will have a long and healthy life, enjoyed by many readers. Here’s the first strip: As some of you know, GIL started out [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Happy New Year!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

As 2011 rolls to a close and we get ready to dive headlong into 2012, we thought it would be a perfect time to check in with all our favorite DailyINK comic characters and find out what their resolutions are for the upcoming year! “Zippy: I pledge to every American citizen who votes for me [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: New Year’s Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2012! To close out 2011, I’m posting a look back at the Hearst Sunday newspaper’s comic section from 100 years ago this New Year’s Eve. In 1911, there were only 47 states in the Union. William Howard Taft was president. Joseph Pulitzer, Howard Pyle and Carrie Nation died that year. Roy Rogers, [...] Keep Reading

Happy Holidays from DailyINK!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We’re taking off this week from “Supporting Cast” to wish you all a very happy holiday season! This year, King Features produced a special “Video Card” to mail to our friends.  We’d like to share it with all of you here on DailyINK and thank you for being the best fans around!  We’re really excited [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Holiday History

Categories: Comics, Vintage

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE! I’m opening my presents a bit early, so I can share them with all of you. Here are some Yuletide wishes for our cartoonists past and present: Joy to all this holiday season from all of us at King Features Syndicate! Ho Ho Ho, The Archivist Keep Reading

New Apps & New Comics!

Thanks for making 2011 a year to be remembered. DailyINK has gone through many upgrades and changes this year as we strive to bring you the very best comic-reading experience available. Here are a few new items to look out for now and in the new year. Attention: Android Fans! We’re happy to say, the [...] Keep Reading

Eduardo Barreto

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We are saddened to report that veteran cartoonist Eduardo Barreto has passed away. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and fans. “Eduardo was a wonderful talent, and we at King Features feel fortunate to have worked with him,” said Brendan Burford, King Features Comics Editor.” His work on JUDGE PARKER, and more recently [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Wavering Woodleys

Categories: Comics, Vintage

Lesser lights, but still well known, are many strip stars’ neighbors. The most famous next-door neighbors are the Woodleys, in the long-running popular comic strip, BLONDIE. At first, Herb and Tootsie looked a bit different, in fact they originally weren’t Herb and Tootsie, they were Bill and Tootsie. April 29, 1933: Newlyweds Blondie & Dagwood encounter [...] Keep Reading

Holiday Gift Ideas from DailyINK

This holiday season, simplify your shopping and give the gift of comics to your family, friends and co-workers.  A gift subscription to DailyINK includes a year’s worth of comic archives, a customizable daily email, and access to FREE mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones. No matter who you’re shopping for, DailyINK [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: December 7, 1941

Category: Comics

Dear Readers, Today marks the 70th anniversary of one of the darkest days in our history: the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor — the day the United States entered the Second World War. That Sunday found most Americans following  their typical pursuits of going to church, doing some Christmas shopping, or maybe staying in to do household [...] Keep Reading

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