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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

Ask the Archivist: PONYTAIL

Category: Comics

Hello Comics Fans! This week’s post was written in response to Matt Ferron’s request, so I am placing the spotlight on PONYTAIL by Lee Holley. Holley was at one time an animator for Warner Brothers and  got into comic books and strips in the 1950’s. If you’re at all familiar with his work, you’ll see a [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review, April 5, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy April! Hope you’ve all had a lovely week. Easter Sunday in the funny pages saw a lot of egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and even a bunny made of…snow? BLONDIE by Dean Young and John Marshall BUCKLES by David Gilbert CRANKSHAFT by Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers DEFLOCKED by Jeff Corriveau DENNIS THE MENACE by [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: TOODLES and PUSSY PUMPKIN

Hello DailyINK Comics Fans! “Who and what?!?,” you may be asking. These are real obscurities in the Hearst cartoon pantheon, and nobody recalls them firsthand because they are 110 years old. TOODLES (or “NAUGHTY TOODLES”) first appeared in Hearst comics on March 22, 1903. The comic strip was drawn by Grace Wiederseim (1877-1936), who was better known [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: NUBBIN

Dear DailyINK Comics Fans, NUBBIN is a strip that I remember from years ago. It had a very basic gag premise featuring kids’ perspectives on the world, with the children mainly trying to be like adults and doing what they associate with the adult world. NUBBIN started on March 24, 1958. It was written by Jim Burnett and drawn by  George Crenshaw (under [...] Keep Reading

Week In Review: Friday, March 22

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Hi, all! Welcome to Spring! Passover begins at sundown on Monday, so I’d just like to say that I hope all our Jewish pals out there have a happy holiday surrounded by family and friends! This week’s EDGE CITY story is about the Ardins getting ready to celebrate Passover. Abby and Len are trying to [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: TRUDY

Welcome DailyINK Comics Fans, These past few weeks, we have looked at a few panels, both good and bad. Today, we will see yet another long-lasting entry, TRUDY, by Jerry Marcus. TRUDY ran from 1963 to 2005. Trudy was an ideal of domestic tranquility, the great American homemaker. Her busy days were filled with housework, shopping, [...] Keep Reading

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