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Ask the Archivist: Prince Valiant’s 75th Anniversary

Hello Readers, February 13, 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of PRINCE VALIANT, and we don’t wish to let that milestone pass without comment. At first, an Arthurian saga would seem an unlikely basis for an American series, but the high-adventure possibilities transcended the English setting. The gifts that Hal Foster possessed as a great illustrator are as [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Salute To Black History Month

Dear Readers, Today, I will salute Black History Month with a look back at two very different strips that featured black stars. The first Hearst series starring a character of color was Sam, or “Laughing Sam.” He was created by James Swinnerton, of LITTLE JIMMY fame, in 1905. Sam was a fat,  jovial fellow whose days were mainly filled with [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Chutney of CURTIS

Categories: Comics, Announcements

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided it was about time to talk about our favorite unrequited crush: the adorable Chutney, from CURTIS.  Ray Billingsley, the creator of CURTIS, was kind enough to drop in and tell us a bit about Chutney: “Curtis and Chutney have been friends from the very beginning.  They [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Office Girls

Hello Archivist Fans, Ken Twinning asked approximately two posts ago about the first time Miss Buxley appeared in BEETLE BAILEY. Miss Blips, the rather un-curvaceous secretary to General Halftrack, was teamed up with Miss Buxley on November 17, 1971. A blonde knockout and a civilian who was not very bright or competent in the office, Miss Buxley eventually became irreplaceable at the General’s headquarters. [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Todd’s Appetite of “Todd the Dinosaur”

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy Year of the Dragon, DailyINK fans! In celebration, we thought we’d take a look at the closest thing DailyINK has to a dragon—TODD THE DINOSAUR. “Supporting Cast” usually covers, well, supporting cast members of our favorite comics, but we decided that Todd’s appetite is big enough to count as a supporting character on its [...] Keep Reading

World Premiere of New Wilco Music Video Featuring Popeye & Co.

King Features and dBpm Records are combining creative forces with the release of a new cartoon and animated music video for Wilco’s latest single, “Dawned On Me,” featuring Popeye the Sailor Man and the Chicago band. “Dawned On Me” is a sweet ballad off the band’s latest album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated The Whole Love. In [...] Keep Reading

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