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Ask The Archivist: What A Guy!

Today’s blog marks another anniversary—this time about another Bill Hoest strip—for the short-lived “WHAT A GUY!,” which ran from 1987 to 1996. With the success of of THE LOCKHORNS and AGATHA CRUMM, (see my blog of August 22, 2012), King Features launched a third Hoest series about the unlikely subject of a first grade boy who aspires to [...] Keep Reading

“Ask the Archivist: Election Special”

Category: Comics

Now that we’re in the final days leading up to Election Day in the United States, I pause to reflect on another contest—one that happened many years ago,  in 1936 to be exact. If you think I’m referring to that of Roosevelt versus Landon, you’d be wrong. I mean the one where Maggie ran for [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: November 2, 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Being a lifelong New Yorker, it’s been a rough week. Everyone here at DailyINK is fine, although some of us have had damage to our homes, or are without power or heat. It’s tough to get around, and the King Features office is nearly empty. But it’s also amazing to watch the way our friends [...] Keep Reading

Conflicted about the Presidential Election? Vote for Dagwood Bumstead!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Just when you thought this 2012 presidential campaign year couldn’t get any more cantankerous, along comes a brand-new candidate to lighten the election mood. Readers will be delighted to learn that Dagwood Bumstead is throwing his hat into the ring during a special series slated to appear in newspapers worldwide from Nov. 1-7. “Because everybody [...] Keep Reading

This Week’s “Ask the Archivist”

Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, this week’s “Ask the Archivist” post has been delayed. We will post it as soon as we are able. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the many people who have been affected by this massive storm’s merciless impact. For those of you [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: October 26, 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

How’s everyone’s week been? Are you working on your Halloween costumes? Halloween seems to be the topic of the week here on DailyINK (as well it should be, we think!): SIX CHIX, by Isabella Bannerman THE PIRANHA CLUB, by Bud Grace MUTTS, by Patrick McDonnell GIL, by Norm Feuti DEFLOCKED, by Jeff Corriveau BLEEKER THE [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: Calling Dr. Kildare

Hello Readers, Two things happened fifty years ago this month: the Cuban Missile Crisis and the start of a continuity strip based on “DR. KILDARE,” a then-current dramatic series on television starring Richard Chamberlain. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) produced a series of films based on the Max Brand-created character. MGM owned the [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: October 19, 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

The land of DailyINK still has an eye on the upcoming elections, and more so than ever! EDISON LEE spent this week daydreaming about what it would be like to be Vice President under Grandpa Orville—and it looks like Grandpa has his work cut out for him! Over in EDGE CITY, the battle of the [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Dick’s Adventures in Dreamland

Here is an obscure strip that once had a place in the Hearst newspaper chain’s PUCK comic section. The strip I’m talking about is “DICK’S ADVENTURES IN DREAMLAND,”  which was written by veteran author of children’s stories Max Trell.  Mr. Trell did a column for many years called “GOOD NIGHT STORIES.” The art was drawn by [...] Keep Reading

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