Comics

Happy Fifth Birthday, ARCTIC CIRCLE!

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ARCTIC CIRCLE is five years old today! In celebration, we’ve launched a brand new site at http://www.arcticcirclecartoons.com where you can read ARCTIC CIRCLE and Alex Hallatt’s blog every day. Go check it out now! Congratulations, Alex, on five great years! For more information, you can read our full press release on KingFeatures.com. Keep Reading

Week in Review: August 24, 2012

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Hi, all!  How’s your week been? CURTIS’ week has been pretty eventful—the Wilkins’ family inadvertently entered the political sphere this week with a visit from President Obama  AND Mitt Romney!  There are fireworks flying, but Curtis seems more disappointed that the President’s daughters aren’t on the scene. If you’re looking for a good place to [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: A Look at AGATHA CRUMM

Hello Gang, How about a comic strip about a power-mad head of an international mega-corporation who regularly creates dubious products that gyp the public, lies to stockholders, bullies underpaid employees and constantly expresses an unabashed love of greed? I refer to the 1977-1996 King Features-syndicated strip, AGATHA CRUMM. AGATHA CRUMM was the creation of Bill Hoest (1926-1988), [...] Keep Reading

More Fun for Comics Fans!

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Ahoy, DailyINKers!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We’re excited to tell you all about some of our King Features comics’ new websites! First off, BEETLE BAILEY is now available EVERY DAY on the Official BEETLE BAILEY website.  If you’re a fan of Beetle, you can also see a selection of great old strips from [...] Keep Reading

Week In Review: August 17, 2012

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As I said last week, I’m moving on from Supporting Cast to do something else on Fridays.  From now on, I’ll be talking about comics on DailyINK each week that you won’t want to miss!   First off, if you didn’t see our news earlier this week, SHERMAN’S LAGOON is visiting Shark Week on the [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: SHERMAN’S LAGOON Shark Week Special

Dear Readers, It is Shark Week, so we salute the one and only shark-infested comic strip,  SHERMAN’S LAGOON. This strip celebrated 21 years in syndication this past spring. It first appeared in 1991 in the Escondido Times-Advocate and was self-syndicated by Jim Toomey under the name of “Pacific Press Features.” Later that same year, SHERMAN’S [...] Keep Reading

“Sherman’s Lagoon” Launches Shark Week Series and “Think Like A Shark” Contest

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It’s time for everyone’s favorite week of television: Shark Week on the Discovery Channel!  In celebration of the 25th great year of Shark Week, SHERMAN’S LAGOON will be paying homage to this annual must-see TV event this week.  Please follow the weeklong series (bring popcorn and maybe some chum), and make sure to share the [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Dooley’s World and Welcome To It

Hello Readers (especially all you 1970s comic strip fans), This week I’ll look at the late, lamented series “DOOLEY’S WORLD” by Roger Bradfield. Mr. Bradfield (born 1924) is an accomplished commercial artist, fine artist and  children’s book  author/illustrator, who is noted for his “BENJAMIN DILLEY” and “PICKLE-CHIFFON PIE” titles. Forty years ago next month, Mr. Bradfield and King [...] Keep Reading

The Daily Life of a Working Cartoonist: Pencilling, Inking and Making People Laugh, Maybe.

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Are you a fan of ZIPPY THE PINHEAD? Do you live in the New York City area? Creator Bill Griffith will be teaching a ‘Cartooning Master Class’ at Soho Gallery for Digital Art  tomorrow, July 25th from 7-9pm. Click here to register. Subjects discussed in this class will include: Creating a cast of characters (one of which may [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Mother Packer of THE PIRANHA CLUB

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This week, we sat down with Bud Grace of THE PIRANHA CLUB, who talked to us about everyone’s favorite brick-filled-purse-toting mother-in-law, Mother Packer! DailyINK: So, Bud, we understand that you’re an expert on mothers-in-law. Bud Grace: Despite what you may think, not all mothers-in-law are ill tempered, bone crunching brutes in hair curlers. DI: Really? [...] Keep Reading

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!

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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

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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

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