Ask the Archivist: “Captain Kate”

Today we’ll look at another obscure strip, one that lasted five years, 1967-72, an adventurous, swashbuckling maritime saga of the four-masted schooner era, CAPTAIN KATE. This  unlikely story featured Kate Stevens, a beautiful brunette who owned a trading ship, the “Wind Song.” Her first mate was David Ropes, but Kate’s love interest was Captain Nathan [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: A Shot of Redeye

Hello Readers, I’m pleased that you all enjoyed the ancient comic section last week. I’ll scrounge up some others some another time. This week, I offer something a lot more contemporary, a strip not long out of production called REDEYE, the gag-a-day strip about a hapless Chickiepan Indian tribe and their semi-competent chief. REDEYE was created by [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: 111 July Fourths Ago

Dear Readers, For our special Independence Day blog, we present a Hearst comics section from the pre-earthquake San Francisco of 1901. The section is pretty much devoted to fireworks gags celebrating Independence Day. “THE KATZENJAMMER KIDS“ were the stars then. In those days, Hans and Fritz had yet to meet Der Captain or Der Inspector, and [...] Keep Reading

Happy (almost) 4th, Everybody!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Since The Fourth of July falls smack-dab in the middle of the week, we’re taking this opportunity to have TWO weekends of Independence Day celebrations! Have a great Fourth, everyone, and we’ll leave you with a few fun, Fourth-themed strips from previous years! Rhymes With Orange, by Hilary Price The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee, [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: A Look At JUDD SAXON

Hi Readers, This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the discontinuation of the short-lived continuity strip JUDD SAXON, drawn by Ken Bald and written by Jerry Brondfield. Bald was a comic-book pioneer, starting his long career during the 1940′s, working on early Timely/Marvel series like SUB-MARINER and CAPTAIN AMERICA, and CRIME SMASHER at Fawcett. He’s still active, at [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Shandra of GIL

Categories: Comics, Announcements

GIL is the newest addition to DailyINK. Created by Norm Feuti, the mastermind behind RETAIL, GIL is the peek into the life of an eight-year-old boy who lives with his single working mom. Gil is a chubby, lovable, perpetual underdog. He’s out of shape and not the smartest or richest kid in his class. He [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Happy Father’s Day!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We’d like to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there reading DailyINK! In honor of your special day, here’s a selection of our favorite recent Father’s Day strips: The Pajama Diaries, by Terri Libenson The Family Circus, by Bil and Jeff Keane Sally Forth, By Francesco Marciuliano; drawn by Craig [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Reuben on Wry

Hello Readers, This weekend, the Reuben will be awarded to the top cartoonist of the year. No, this isn’t a corned beef sandwich. It’s the annual prize awarded by the NCS (National Cartoonists Society) since 1946. Check out the past winners here: The Reuben Award itself is named after, and created by, the immortal [...] Keep Reading

Gifts for Dads and Grads

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Summer is fast approaching and we here at DailyINK have two special occasions at the top of our minds; Father’s Day and Graduations.  Whether you’re celebrating the special men in your life or honoring the accomplishments of family or friends, we’ve got the perfect gift to last a lifetime.  A high-quality print of a comic [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: Parody as a Creative Device

Category: Comics

Parody as a creative device has been used in comics since the early days of cartooning. Some would say parody is the sincerest form of flattery, especially when it is done with respect and appreciation of the subject involved. This was the case in the recent MARVIN series that featured a funny guest appearance by [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: The Code of Comics

Hello All, Today, I will follow up on the topic of censorship and self-censorship. It features our point of view on what comics are about. I thought you might like to peruse this excerpt from a 1946 short essay written by Bradley Kelly (1894-1969), who was King Features’ vice president and top comics editor. “At King Features, we have a [...] Keep Reading

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