Ask the Archivist: “The Wit of Frank Willard”

Hello DailyINK Comics Readers: When one hears the name Frank Willard (1893-1958), many think of the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate star cartoonist who created MOON MULLINS. Few know that he worked for King Features Syndicate earlier in his career. Before World War One, he was one of the men at the small, but vibrant Chicago [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: June 21, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Well, here in New York, it’s been alternating between pretty darn hot and pretty darn rainy. Which means that it’s time to come up with things to do indoors. The characters on DailyINK seem to have the same idea this week, and they’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the television. BARNEY [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: June 14, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Time! There’s never enough of it. This time of year always makes me long for the days of summer vacation. Well, yesterday was making me long for summer vacation. Today it’s pouring and I’m happy to be inside reading comics. Of course, school is wrapping up for the kids of DailyINK. Hilary of SALLY FORTH [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “Crabtree Roots”

Greetings and salutations! Antonio Marques, a loyal DailyINK comics reader, posted a comment two weeks ago, inquiring about Moose Miller’s much put upon next door neighbor in MOOSE AND MOLLY. Chester Crabtree has been unfortunately downwind of the Miller estate for 43 years now, through thick and thin. In his first appearance (April 29, 1970), he’s remarkably thinner. But [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: June 7, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Maybe it’s just the fact that I know I’ve got to clean my kitchen tonight, but it seems like all the characters on DailyINK are doing their chores: THE PAJAMA DIARIES has a look at how life has changed for moms over the years: And we can see that in action in GIL, where Gil’s [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “Children’s Letters”

A King Features’ offering of 45 years ago this month would probably not find its way to print today. I’m talking about CHILDREN’S LETTERS by Stuart Hample. Hample, a one-time advertising agency and television comedy writer, co-authored a book with Eric Marshall in 1966, called CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD that explored the way young kids perceived the Almighty, with many [...] Keep Reading

Thank You!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Thank you so much for your participation in our recent DailyINK survey. Based on your feedback, we’ve made two exciting changes to DailyINK, both starting today! First, we have doubled our archives length. We know you wanted more access to your beloved comics, so our archives for most active comics will now go back a [...] Keep Reading

It’s DailyINK Survey Time!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We want to get to know you better. We kindly ask that you take a few minutes to participate in a brief survey about DailyINK. The insight we gather from this survey will enable us to better serve you in the future, and, as a bonus, once we get enough responses, we have a few [...] Keep Reading

And The Nominees Are…

Categories: Comics, Announcements

This weekend, The National Cartoonists Society will announce the winners of the 2012 Reuben Awards, including the winner for the Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year. Kudos to King Features’ own Rick Kirkman, co-creator of Baby Blues, who is nominated for professional cartooning’s highest honor! This year’s awards will be presented at a black [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: King Features PSAs

Category: Comics

Hello Comics Fans! Today we’re going to bring a little civic spirit to DailyINK and share some messages at you to make you a better citizen. King Features’ comic strip characters care about doing good and have donated some of their valuable time toward community causes — in the form of free Public Service Announcement spots (PSAs), [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: May 17, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

This week’s comics are making me extremely hungry. I think we’ve accidentally found ourselves in the middle of a contest for “most questionable eating choice of the week,” and the competition is tight! The penguins of ARCTIC CIRCLE are trying horse burgers: GIL is gorging on stale Easter Candy: In BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH, [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: May 10, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

It’s getting close to the end of the school year, and that means that Jeremy of ZITS is up to his eyeballs in exams: Grimmy of MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM is thinking about exams, too: And CRANKSHAFT shows that you never quite lose exam anxiety, no matter how old you get: But Crankshaft isn’t the [...] Keep Reading

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

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