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Ask the Archivist: “The Private Life of Popeye”

Category: Comics

Hello DailyINK Friends! Today we have made it to blog entry No. 100! To celebrate, I offer an exciting, hard-hitting, in-depth interview with our greatest star: POPEYE. In early 1931, POPEYE was the runaway hit of the syndication world, building into a circulation powerhouse for King Features and the client newspapers that put Popeye to work on their [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “Krazy Kat After Herriman”

Category: Comics

Happy Hump Day DailyINK Readers! It was said when George Herriman died in 1944, that the strip would be discontinued  because nobody could replicate such a unique, personal creation, but that wasn’t necessarily true, and Herriman alone hadn’t guided Krazy exclusively, either, as he had little to do with all the KRAZY KAT animated cartoons made [...] Keep Reading

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

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