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Week in Review, December 14, 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Hi there, everyone! This week we’re really getting into the swing of the holidays all over DailyINK! Check out these great holiday cartoons: SIX CHIX, by Anne Gibbons MALLARD FILLMORE, by Bruce Tinsley CURTIS, by Ray Billingsley BETWEEN FRIENDS, by Sandra Bell-Lundy RHYMES WITH ORANGE, by Hilary Price SIX CHIX, by Anne Gibbons THE PIRANHA [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “KATZENNIVERSARY”

Hello Fans, Apropos of all the calendar talk lately, I’ve realized that, a little after noon today, it will be 12:12 on 12/12/12. Is there something cosmic about that? I know the numbers won’t line up like that again until 1/1/01, eighty-nine years from now. So if it means something, now’s the time. More importantly, today marks another year [...] Keep Reading

DailyINK Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

We know the best holiday gift of all is laughter, so we have compiled the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide with products featuring today’s funniest and most beloved comic characters. From the latest comic collections and ever-popular DailyINK gift subscriptions to ceramic coffee mugs, 2013 calendars and, last but not least, this season’s must-have Lancôme makeup [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: December 7, 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy December! It’s chilly here in New York City, the tree is up in Rockefeller Center, and there’s holiday music being played by department stores and street performers alike. This week, the holiday preparations began in earnest all over DailyINK. Hanukkah begins tomorrow night, and we wish a very happy one to all those of [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: MR. ABERNATHY

In 1957, King Features launched a funny strip about a lovable millionaire who acted like a carefree boy in a man’s body — sort of an American equivalent of THE LITTLE KING, though this time a confirmed bachelor. The strip was MR. ABERNATHY by Ralston Jones and Frank Ridgeway, which premiered on 14 October 1957. A Sunday strip was later [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: STUMBLE INN

George Herriman is famous today for KRAZY KAT, but he produced several other series over the course of his career that are far less well known, including the subject of today’s entry, STUMBLE INN. The setting is a small town hotel run by Uriah Stumble, and his family and cronies, including his wife, Ida; Mr. Owl-Eye, the [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Thanksgiving With Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead

Today, we show a scene from the first year of the Bumsteads’ married life in “BLONDIE,” specifically their honeymoon Thanksgiving in 1933. Reader Email To Tom Ferreira: “RIBBONS AND HAYWIRE” was perhaps too simple, the gags were mainly of the precocious statements/ambitions genre that are usually the staple of kids in strips. I don’t know [...] Keep Reading

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