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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

Week in Review: March 15, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Hi, there! Yesterday was Pi Day for everyone who writes their dates “3.14.” And Pi Day apparently made Dagwood Bumstead of BLONDIE pretty hungry: I’ve got to admit, pie charts make me hungry sometimes, too. I’m hoping all that pie makes up for Daylight Savings Time beginning—it’s been tough to adjust to the spring forward. [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: BONER’S ARK

Category: Comics

Hello DailyINK Comics Readers: At one time, Mort Walker had so many strips going at once he called his studio “King Features East.” Some of them have come and gone, such as MRS. FITZ’S FLATS of 1957 to 1972, which we looked at here on 13 June 2012.  He and later Fred Johnson drew a [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: March 8, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Oof! We’re getting pelted with snow as I write this blog post. How much? Let’s leave that to RHYMES WITH ORANGE to tell us! It seems like the theme of the week is bad habits, folks. BUCKLES is having trouble staying off the couch: Ed Kudlick of DUSTIN doesn’t shower after he goes to the [...] Keep Reading

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