Ask the Archivist: New Year’s Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2012! To close out 2011, I’m posting a look back at the Hearst Sunday newspaper’s comic section from 100 years ago this New Year’s Eve. In 1911, there were only 47 states in the Union. William Howard Taft was president. Joseph Pulitzer, Howard Pyle and Carrie Nation died that year. Roy Rogers, [...] Keep Reading

Happy Holidays from DailyINK!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We’re taking off this week from “Supporting Cast” to wish you all a very happy holiday season! This year, King Features produced a special “Video Card” to mail to our friends.  We’d like to share it with all of you here on DailyINK and thank you for being the best fans around!  We’re really excited [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Holiday History

Categories: Comics, Vintage

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE! I’m opening my presents a bit early, so I can share them with all of you. Here are some Yuletide wishes for our cartoonists past and present: Joy to all this holiday season from all of us at King Features Syndicate! Ho Ho Ho, The Archivist Keep Reading

New Apps & New Comics!

Thanks for making 2011 a year to be remembered. DailyINK has gone through many upgrades and changes this year as we strive to bring you the very best comic-reading experience available. Here are a few new items to look out for now and in the new year. Attention: Android Fans! We’re happy to say, the [...] Keep Reading

Eduardo Barreto

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We are saddened to report that veteran cartoonist Eduardo Barreto has passed away. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and fans. “Eduardo was a wonderful talent, and we at King Features feel fortunate to have worked with him,” said Brendan Burford, King Features Comics Editor.” His work on JUDGE PARKER, and more recently [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Wavering Woodleys

Categories: Comics, Vintage

Lesser lights, but still well known, are many strip stars’ neighbors. The most famous next-door neighbors are the Woodleys, in the long-running popular comic strip, BLONDIE. At first, Herb and Tootsie looked a bit different, in fact they originally weren’t Herb and Tootsie, they were Bill and Tootsie. April 29, 1933: Newlyweds Blondie & Dagwood encounter [...] Keep Reading

Holiday Gift Ideas from DailyINK

This holiday season, simplify your shopping and give the gift of comics to your family, friends and co-workers.  A gift subscription to DailyINK includes a year’s worth of comic archives, a customizable daily email, and access to FREE mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones. No matter who you’re shopping for, DailyINK [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: December 7, 1941

Category: Comics

Dear Readers, Today marks the 70th anniversary of one of the darkest days in our history: the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor — the day the United States entered the Second World War. That Sunday found most Americans following  their typical pursuits of going to church, doing some Christmas shopping, or maybe staying in to do household [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Thanksgiving Leftovers

Category: Comics

This week’s blog post is in response to reader Bhob Stewart’s comment to my “Burgers, Jeeps & Goons…Oh My!” entry. He asked, “…what about Ed Gold who started the Wimpy Grill chain in 1934? Was that independent of King Features?” Mr. Stewart is correct, Ed Gold did have a Wimpy’s Grill chain in the U.S. and [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Thanksgiving Wishes!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

All over the United States, folks are “recovering” from Thanksgiving Day. Whether you’re cleaning up from a big feast, volunteering at a food pantry, or braving the crowds for Black Friday bargains, we all have something to be thankful for today. Here’s what some of your favorite characters here on DailyINK are thankful for this [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: Burgers, Goons & Jeeps! Oh, My!

Hello Friends, DailyINK reader Bhob Stewart has asked if the term “Wimpy Burger” commonly used in Great Britain for a hamburger, is in any way connected with Wimpy, the burger fiend of POPEYE.  The answer is yes. Popeye feeds into Wimpy’s burger addiction POPEYE began appearing in the London Daily Mirror in the 1930s, and [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: Bil Keane

The legendary Bil Keane passed away last week at the age of 89. His comic, THE FAMILY CIRCUS is perhaps the most famous single-panel comic in history – and if it’s not the most famous, it certainly wins the distinction of being taped to more refrigerators than any other comic in history. Even though Bil [...] Keep Reading

Bil Keane

Categories: Comics, Announcements

The cartooning world lost a legend with the passing of Bil Keane, creator of FAMILY CIRCUS.  King Features Syndicate wishes to express our sympathies to the Keane family, and our admiration for the life and work of a man who will live on in our memories. Official Statement Available Here Keep Reading

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