Comics

Ask the Archivist: Vintage Madness Begins!

Vintage fans, you’ve been asking for more comics and we’ve been listening! Starting today and over the course of seven weeks, we’re hosting our very first bracket-style competition called VINTAGE MADNESS. Eight comics will go head to head, panel to panel in a comics competition that is anything but funny.  The stakes are high. The strip that [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: DeFLOCKED

Dear reader, Have you been reading Jeff Corriveau’s DeFLOCKED comic strip? Yes? Delightful, isn’t it? Have you been following this epic vacation/camping storyline? Of course you have. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, hit that calendar tool over today’s DeFLOCKED, and go back to January 30th and get started. Happy President’s Day! Also, [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Prince Valiant’s 75th Anniversary

Hello Readers, February 13, 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of PRINCE VALIANT, and we don’t wish to let that milestone pass without comment. At first, an Arthurian saga would seem an unlikely basis for an American series, but the high-adventure possibilities transcended the English setting. The gifts that Hal Foster possessed as a great illustrator are as [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Salute To Black History Month

Dear Readers, Today, I will salute Black History Month with a look back at two very different strips that featured black stars. The first Hearst series starring a character of color was Sam, or “Laughing Sam.” He was created by James Swinnerton, of LITTLE JIMMY fame, in 1905. Sam was a fat,  jovial fellow whose days were mainly filled with [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Chutney of CURTIS

Categories: Comics, Announcements

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided it was about time to talk about our favorite unrequited crush: the adorable Chutney, from CURTIS.  Ray Billingsley, the creator of CURTIS, was kind enough to drop in and tell us a bit about Chutney: “Curtis and Chutney have been friends from the very beginning.  They [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Office Girls

Hello Archivist Fans, Ken Twinning asked approximately two posts ago about the first time Miss Buxley appeared in BEETLE BAILEY. Miss Blips, the rather un-curvaceous secretary to General Halftrack, was teamed up with Miss Buxley on November 17, 1971. A blonde knockout and a civilian who was not very bright or competent in the office, Miss Buxley eventually became irreplaceable at the General’s headquarters. [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Todd’s Appetite of “Todd the Dinosaur”

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy Year of the Dragon, DailyINK fans! In celebration, we thought we’d take a look at the closest thing DailyINK has to a dragon—TODD THE DINOSAUR. “Supporting Cast” usually covers, well, supporting cast members of our favorite comics, but we decided that Todd’s appetite is big enough to count as a supporting character on its [...] Keep Reading

World Premiere of New Wilco Music Video Featuring Popeye & Co.

King Features and dBpm Records are combining creative forces with the release of a new cartoon and animated music video for Wilco’s latest single, “Dawned On Me,” featuring Popeye the Sailor Man and the Chicago band. “Dawned On Me” is a sweet ballad off the band’s latest album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated The Whole Love. In [...] Keep Reading

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 POPEYE.com!  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

Categories: Comics, Announcements

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

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