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The Daily Life of a Working Cartoonist: Pencilling, Inking and Making People Laugh, Maybe.

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Are you a fan of ZIPPY THE PINHEAD? Do you live in the New York City area? Creator Bill Griffith will be teaching a ‘Cartooning Master Class’ at Soho Gallery for Digital Art  tomorrow, July 25th from 7-9pm. Click here to register. Subjects discussed in this class will include: Creating a cast of characters (one of which may [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Mother Packer of THE PIRANHA CLUB

Categories: Comics, Announcements

This week, we sat down with Bud Grace of THE PIRANHA CLUB, who talked to us about everyone’s favorite brick-filled-purse-toting mother-in-law, Mother Packer! DailyINK: So, Bud, we understand that you’re an expert on mothers-in-law. Bud Grace: Despite what you may think, not all mothers-in-law are ill tempered, bone crunching brutes in hair curlers. DI: Really? [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: “Captain Kate”

Today we’ll look at another obscure strip, one that lasted five years, 1967-72, an adventurous, swashbuckling maritime saga of the four-masted schooner era, CAPTAIN KATE. This  unlikely story featured Kate Stevens, a beautiful brunette who owned a trading ship, the “Wind Song.” Her first mate was David Ropes, but Kate’s love interest was Captain Nathan [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: A Shot of Redeye

Hello Readers, I’m pleased that you all enjoyed the ancient comic section last week. I’ll scrounge up some others some another time. This week, I offer something a lot more contemporary, a strip not long out of production called REDEYE, the gag-a-day strip about a hapless Chickiepan Indian tribe and their semi-competent chief. REDEYE was created by [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: 111 July Fourths Ago

Dear Readers, For our special Independence Day blog, we present a Hearst comics section from the pre-earthquake San Francisco of 1901. The section is pretty much devoted to fireworks gags celebrating Independence Day. “THE KATZENJAMMER KIDS“ were the stars then. In those days, Hans and Fritz had yet to meet Der Captain or Der Inspector, and [...] Keep Reading

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