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Ask the Archivist: “More Rube Goldberg at Hearst”

Hello DailyINK Comics Readers: Following last week’s entry, today we will see the immortal Rube Goldberg’s last efforts for a syndicated series, long after the demise of BOOB MCNUTT. After his unfortunate attempt at a serious continuity strip, DOC WRIGHT wrapped up in 1934, Rube then created a new comedy series, “Lala Palooza,” about a fabulously wealthy but [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “Boob McNutt”

Dear DailyINK Comics Readers: Happy Independence Day! Hope you all see fireworks tomorrow on this great national holiday. Some great Americans were born on that day, including Stephan Foster, Louis B. Mayer, Calvin Coolidge, Louis Armstrong and George Steinbrenner. But, today we especially recall one of the most famous American cartoonists, Rube Goldberg, who was born on the [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “The Wit of Frank Willard”

Hello DailyINK Comics Readers: When one hears the name Frank Willard (1893-1958), many think of the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate star cartoonist who created MOON MULLINS. Few know that he worked for King Features Syndicate earlier in his career. Before World War One, he was one of the men at the small, but vibrant Chicago [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: June 21, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Well, here in New York, it’s been alternating between pretty darn hot and pretty darn rainy. Which means that it’s time to come up with things to do indoors. The characters on DailyINK seem to have the same idea this week, and they’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the television. BARNEY [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: June 14, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Time! There’s never enough of it. This time of year always makes me long for the days of summer vacation. Well, yesterday was making me long for summer vacation. Today it’s pouring and I’m happy to be inside reading comics. Of course, school is wrapping up for the kids of DailyINK. Hilary of SALLY FORTH [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “Crabtree Roots”

Greetings and salutations! Antonio Marques, a loyal DailyINK comics reader, posted a comment two weeks ago, inquiring about Moose Miller’s much put upon next door neighbor in MOOSE AND MOLLY. Chester Crabtree has been unfortunately downwind of the Miller estate for 43 years now, through thick and thin. In his first appearance (April 29, 1970), he’s remarkably thinner. But [...] Keep Reading

Week in Review: June 7, 2013

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Maybe it’s just the fact that I know I’ve got to clean my kitchen tonight, but it seems like all the characters on DailyINK are doing their chores: THE PAJAMA DIARIES has a look at how life has changed for moms over the years: And we can see that in action in GIL, where Gil’s [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “Children’s Letters”

A King Features’ offering of 45 years ago this month would probably not find its way to print today. I’m talking about CHILDREN’S LETTERS by Stuart Hample. Hample, a one-time advertising agency and television comedy writer, co-authored a book with Eric Marshall in 1966, called CHILDREN’S LETTERS TO GOD that explored the way young kids perceived the Almighty, with many [...] Keep Reading

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