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Ask the Archivist: Salute To Black History Month

Dear Readers, Today, I will salute Black History Month with a look back at two very different strips that featured black stars. The first Hearst series starring a character of color was Sam, or “Laughing Sam.” He was created by James Swinnerton, of LITTLE JIMMY fame, in 1905. Sam was a fat,  jovial fellow whose days were mainly filled with [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Chutney of CURTIS

Categories: Comics, Announcements

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided it was about time to talk about our favorite unrequited crush: the adorable Chutney, from CURTIS.  Ray Billingsley, the creator of CURTIS, was kind enough to drop in and tell us a bit about Chutney: “Curtis and Chutney have been friends from the very beginning.  They [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Office Girls

Hello Archivist Fans, Ken Twinning asked approximately two posts ago about the first time Miss Buxley appeared in BEETLE BAILEY. Miss Blips, the rather un-curvaceous secretary to General Halftrack, was teamed up with Miss Buxley on November 17, 1971. A blonde knockout and a civilian who was not very bright or competent in the office, Miss Buxley eventually became irreplaceable at the General’s headquarters. [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Todd’s Appetite of “Todd the Dinosaur”

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy Year of the Dragon, DailyINK fans! In celebration, we thought we’d take a look at the closest thing DailyINK has to a dragon—TODD THE DINOSAUR. “Supporting Cast” usually covers, well, supporting cast members of our favorite comics, but we decided that Todd’s appetite is big enough to count as a supporting character on its [...] Keep Reading

World Premiere of New Wilco Music Video Featuring Popeye & Co.

King Features and dBpm Records are combining creative forces with the release of a new cartoon and animated music video for Wilco’s latest single, “Dawned On Me,” featuring Popeye the Sailor Man and the Chicago band. “Dawned On Me” is a sweet ballad off the band’s latest album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated The Whole Love. In [...] Keep Reading

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