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Week in Review: May 3, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Hi, all! This week, it seems like the kids of DailyINK are up to their eyeballs in activities and summer fun! Zoe and Hammie of BABY BLUES are taking swimming lessons: GIL and Shandra are building an awesome box fort: The very large man-eating children are all getting their chance on stage this week! TODD [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: FIRST AND LAST

Greetings DailyINK Comics Fans! In keeping with our centennial observation of the milestone strip, BRINGING UP FATHER, today’s post is an anniversary within an anniversary.  The first day of BRINGING UP FATHER was covered back in January here. This is the anniversary of the first Sunday page which was 95 years ago. Jiggs and Maggie had become [...] Keep Reading

Happy National Look-alike Day!

Category: Comics

Hi Comics Fans, Today is National Look-alike Day! In celebration of the occasion, we’ve put together some of our picks for celebrity look-alikes for some of our beloved comics characters! 1. Kellan Lutz = Flash Gordon: 2. Krysten Ritter = Tina from Tina’s Groove: 3. Zach Galifianakis = Hägar the Horrible: 4. Bradley Cooper = [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: April 19, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We here at DailyINK are used to talking about funny stuff, so before we do that, we just wanted to start out by giving our best wishes to anybody who’s been personally affected by the tragedies in Boston and West, TX. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones, and have been this week. [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: A Serving of “MUSH”

Categories: Comics, Vintage

Welcome back DailyINK comics readers to another edition of “Ask the Archivist!” Here we are again with another old time King Features Syndicate favorite. JUST KIDS was by Ad (August) Carter. The strip began as a panel in 1915 for the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. The panel lasted only about three years before he moved to the Philadelphia Inquirer [...] Keep Reading

Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions

Categories: Comics, Announcements

For many of us, Mother’s Day is fast approaching. If you are looking for gift ideas that will make Mom smile and keep her entertained long after the flowers fade, look no further than DailyINK. A high-quality print of one of her favorite comics and a gift subscription to DailyINK make a perfect gift because [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: April 12, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

How’s everyone’s week been? It’s been a pretty exciting one for Karl and the rest of the cast of BLEEKER THE RECHARGEABLE DOG, who participated in National Robotics Week this week: But Earl of MUTTS has spent the week concerned about the plight of his cousins, the wolves, who have been taken off the endangered [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: PONYTAIL

Category: Comics

Hello Comics Fans! This week’s post was written in response to Matt Ferron’s request, so I am placing the spotlight on PONYTAIL by Lee Holley. Holley was at one time an animator for Warner Brothers and  got into comic books and strips in the 1950’s. If you’re at all familiar with his work, you’ll see a [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review, April 5, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy April! Hope you’ve all had a lovely week. Easter Sunday in the funny pages saw a lot of egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and even a bunny made of…snow? BLONDIE by Dean Young and John Marshall BUCKLES by David Gilbert CRANKSHAFT by Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers DEFLOCKED by Jeff Corriveau DENNIS THE MENACE by [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: NUBBIN

Dear DailyINK Comics Fans, NUBBIN is a strip that I remember from years ago. It had a very basic gag premise featuring kids’ perspectives on the world, with the children mainly trying to be like adults and doing what they associate with the adult world. NUBBIN started on March 24, 1958. It was written by Jim Burnett and drawn by  George Crenshaw (under [...] Keep Reading

Week In Review: Friday, March 22

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Hi, all! Welcome to Spring! Passover begins at sundown on Monday, so I’d just like to say that I hope all our Jewish pals out there have a happy holiday surrounded by family and friends! This week’s EDGE CITY story is about the Ardins getting ready to celebrate Passover. Abby and Len are trying to [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: TRUDY

Welcome DailyINK Comics Fans, These past few weeks, we have looked at a few panels, both good and bad. Today, we will see yet another long-lasting entry, TRUDY, by Jerry Marcus. TRUDY ran from 1963 to 2005. Trudy was an ideal of domestic tranquility, the great American homemaker. Her busy days were filled with housework, shopping, [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: March 15, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Hi, there! Yesterday was Pi Day for everyone who writes their dates “3.14.” And Pi Day apparently made Dagwood Bumstead of BLONDIE pretty hungry: I’ve got to admit, pie charts make me hungry sometimes, too. I’m hoping all that pie makes up for Daylight Savings Time beginning—it’s been tough to adjust to the spring forward. [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: BONER’S ARK

Category: Comics

Hello DailyINK Comics Readers: At one time, Mort Walker had so many strips going at once he called his studio “King Features East.” Some of them have come and gone, such as MRS. FITZ’S FLATS of 1957 to 1972, which we looked at here on 13 June 2012.  He and later Fred Johnson drew a [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: March 8, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Oof! We’re getting pelted with snow as I write this blog post. How much? Let’s leave that to RHYMES WITH ORANGE to tell us! It seems like the theme of the week is bad habits, folks. BUCKLES is having trouble staying off the couch: Ed Kudlick of DUSTIN doesn’t shower after he goes to the [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: March 1, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Did everyone watch the Oscars this week? But I did take a look at Wanda and Darryl from BABY BLUES watching their home movies…pretty sure there must have been some Oscar-worthy performances there. And our cartoonists had lots to say about them! Check out these strips (and editorial cartoons!) BIZARRO by Dan Piraro BLONDIE by [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: EVER HAPPEN TO YOU?

Dear Vintage Comics Fans, Bud Blake (1918-2005) would have been 95 last week. He is, of course, most famous for TIGER, the gag-a-day adventures of a little boy and his neighborhood friends. Before that, though, Blake had been a successful advertising man and nationally syndicated King Features’ cartoonist doing a daily panel called EVER HAPPEN [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: SUNFLOWER STREET

Dear Daily Comics Fans: February is Black History Month. This week, we take a look at a cartoon that has engendered a level of controversy through the years because of its depiction of African Americans. The series was a panel called SUNFLOWER STREET, which depicted life in the small-town South. Sims and Little both were veteran newspapermen when they [...] Keep Reading

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