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Guitars, Drums and Spinach

Categories: Comics, Announcements

This week’s POPEYE Sunday comic strip pays tribute to two American icons: Popeye and the alternative rock band, Wilco. The artwork prominently features the S.S.Wilco sailing into port to deliver Wilco Brand Spinach. Hordes of people are lining up on the dock as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and the entire gang assist Wilco in handing [...] Keep Reading

Happy Birthday, Popeye!

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Did you know that Popeye is 83 years young?  That’s right—on January 17, 1929, Popeye made his first appearance in THIMBLE THEATRE, and changed the face of the funny pages forever. Earlier this week, we celebrated our favorite spinach-guzzling pal’s birthday by launching a new official website at POPEYE.com!  There are lots of links to [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Forth and Thirtieth

Category: Comics

Hello Readers, Last week Mr. Skidmore thanked me for the blog on the women in BEETLE BAILEY. He opined that I offered “Bill Blackbeard-ish perspectives.” I’m not in Blackbeard’s class, I assure you, as I never make things up. We will do lots more BEETLE BAILEY items as the year goes along. It’s the 60th [...] Keep Reading

DailyINK App WINS People’s Champ At 2011 Pixel Awards

Category: Comics

Thanks to our loyal comic fans, the DailyINK app has been voted as the People’s Champ in the Funny category in the 2011 Pixel Awards. The Pixel awards, established in 2006, honor compelling sites and apps that have shown excellence in web design and development.  The DailyINK app was nominated in the Funny category along with [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: The Many Loves of Beetle Bailey

Hello Readers, Today I’m just going to post a short entry to answer Tim Fisher’s query about Beetle Bailey’s girlfriends. Tim asks specifically, “What became of Beetle Bailey’s hometown sweetie?” Originally, in the college boy era of the BEETLE BAILEY strip, Beetle’s girlfriend was “Buzz,” a somewhat plain-Jane blonde with freckles. Over the next few years, when Beetle is out [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: Vintage

Are you reading any of the vintage material on DailyINK? In my queue, I have today’s BEETLE BAILEY followed by the vintage BEETLE, and I love seeing the contrast. We’re running a bunch of 1955 BEETLE strips right now – that’s over 50 years(!) between today’s strip and that vintage one. Incredible. And our good [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Helen of BETWEEN FRIENDS

Categories: Comics, Announcements

If you’re a fan of Sandra Bell-Lundy’s BETWEEN FRIENDS, you already know all about Kim, Maeve, and Susan, the three friends whose ups and downs we follow every day. You’ve also probably noticed one of our favorite characters in the strip: Helen, Maeve’s practical, wise assistant, who often dispenses advice and tempers Maeve’s own hotheaded [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: (Half) Hitch A Ride

Category: Comics

Hello readers, I thought we’d start 2012 by answering a question Tim Fisher asked last month, which was more or less “What was HALF HITCH?’ This was a late Vietnam War era strip about the adventures of a short but fast-on-his-feet sailor, a sort of battleship workplace sitcom from the studio of Hank Ketchum. Hitch [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: GIL!

Today is January 2nd, 2012, and it is the first release date of Norm Feuti’s new comic, GIL. We’re really thrilled about this one – it feels like a special comic that will have a long and healthy life, enjoyed by many readers. Here’s the first strip: As some of you know, GIL started out [...] Keep Reading

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