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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

Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Seeking some suggestions for that for special Valentine in your life? Sure, chocolate and flowers are both perfectly acceptable Valentine’s Day gifts, but neither is what you might call surprising. What is surprising and will elicit an “Awwww!” response upon opening: a high-quality, love-themed print from the DailyINK Print Shop and a gift subscription to [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review, January 25, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Inauguration Day was on Monday! But given the way everyone’s been dropping this ‘flu season, the kids over in FAMILY CIRCUS might have it a bit more accurate: In SAFE HAVENS, Samantha’s mom is also celebrating her inauguration as Senator: And it’s been super cold up and down the East Coast. It seems like the [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: George McManus at 129

Dear Comic Strip Fans: As part of the BRINGING UP FATHER centennial this year, we take a look at Jiggs and Maggie’s creator, whose birthday is today. The man who created perhap the most popular strip ever was George McManus. He was born January 23, 1884, in the midwestern city of St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Central High School, where his [...] Keep Reading

A Fond Farewell to Chris Cassatt

Categories: Comics, Announcements

It is with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye to our good friend, Chris Cassatt, who passed away this week. Chris was a tremendous talent and he will be remembered fondly by all of us at King Features. His local paper, the Aspen Times provides a touching obituary written by his friend, Andy [...] Keep Reading

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