Comics

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: http://www.reuben.org/reuben.html 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

Editor’s Dispatch: Q&A With Terri Libenson

Mother’s Day is on Sunday in the United States. There is still time to get Mom something special! Cartoonist Terri Libenson has published The Pajama Diaries: Déjà To-Do!, the first collection of full-color daily and Sunday PAJAMA DIARIES strips. If you read my previous post about THE PAJAMA DIARIES, you’ll  know that Terri draws from [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Tom Batiuk of FUNKY WINKERBEAN on sending a gay couple to the Westview Prom

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Prom season is getting underway around the United States, and this year, Tom Batiuk of FUNKY WINKERBEAN created a prom story about two young men at Westview High School who decide to attend the prom together. Controversies surrounding GLBT youth attending high school proms have heated up over the past few years. Tom was inspired [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: The Burning Questions

Hello Archivist Readers, First, I’d just like to say I’m glad you all enjoyed the Dik Browne graph. It was even picked up by The Daily Cartoonist, which was very nice to see. Browne drew the graph in 1983, as part of a promotion urging features editors to run HI AND LOIS, which was then about to reach its 30th anniversary. It’s always [...] Keep Reading

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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, we’ve got you covered.  A high-quality print of one of her favorite comics and a gift subscription to DailyINK make a perfect gift because it [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Sunday is Earth Day!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Sunday is Earth Day, which is one of our favorite holidays here at DailyINK! In April, 2008, a whole slew of King Features cartoonists got together to commemorate Earth Day with themed comics just for the occasion. While it’s not an “official” event, several of our cartoonists continue to pay homage to Mother Earth with [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: And The Winner of Vintage Madness Is…

Dear Faithful Readers, It’s all over. The day of days is here. No more balloting. No more overworked basketball metaphors. The funny Flagstons of HI AND LOIS scraped out a victory over JUDGE PARKER in a really close finish! Dik Browne’s HI AND LOIS of the 1950’s now joins DailyINK’s Vintage lineup, thanks to all of you voters who appreciate real [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: BLEEKER & National Robotics Week

This week’s BLEEKER is really fun. Jonathan Mahood takes his characters to a National Robotics Week event – the usual mayhem ensues. What’s that you ask? Why take the BLEEKER cast to a National Robotics Week event? Glad you asked. It so happens that Jonathan’s robot dog, Bleeker is the official spokes character of National [...] Keep Reading

Vintage Madness: Election Upset

Well, the poll results are in and we have a real surprise victory. Ron Paul beat Mitt Romney! Well, that’s an April Fool’s joke. But what’s not a joke is that in our VINTAGE MADNESS election, THIMBLE THEATER lost to JUDGE PARKER! The one-eyed sailor just didn’t have the spinach to beat the bold jurist. The votes [...] Keep Reading

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