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Week in Review: December 7, 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Happy December! It’s chilly here in New York City, the tree is up in Rockefeller Center, and there’s holiday music being played by department stores and street performers alike. This week, the holiday preparations began in earnest all over DailyINK. Hanukkah begins tomorrow night, and we wish a very happy one to all those of [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: MR. ABERNATHY

In 1957, King Features launched a funny strip about a lovable millionaire who acted like a carefree boy in a man’s body — sort of an American equivalent of THE LITTLE KING, though this time a confirmed bachelor. The strip was MR. ABERNATHY by Ralston Jones and Frank Ridgeway, which premiered on 14 October 1957. A Sunday strip was later [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: STUMBLE INN

George Herriman is famous today for KRAZY KAT, but he produced several other series over the course of his career that are far less well known, including the subject of today’s entry, STUMBLE INN. The setting is a small town hotel run by Uriah Stumble, and his family and cronies, including his wife, Ida; Mr. Owl-Eye, the [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Thanksgiving With Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead

Today, we show a scene from the first year of the Bumsteads’ married life in “BLONDIE,” specifically their honeymoon Thanksgiving in 1933. Reader Email To Tom Ferreira: “RIBBONS AND HAYWIRE” was perhaps too simple, the gags were mainly of the precocious statements/ambitions genre that are usually the staple of kids in strips. I don’t know [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: Going Haywire

Thirty years ago, a little strip by Steve Carpenter and Ed Wallerstien appeared in the King Features’ talent stable about an adorable Yuppy puppy named “RIBBONS.” Ribbons was a real Material Girl/Valley Girl/Cyndi Lauper type. Self-centered and obsessed with the good life, canine style. She was an avid fan of ”Dynasty,” had bejeweled flea collars, and [...] Keep Reading

Week In Review, November 9, 2012

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Well, the election’s over, and whether your preferred candidates lost or won (or both!), I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief as election coverage, campaign ads, and fundraising emails die down for the time being. Dagwood Bumstead was a late addition to the election this week, as he ran for President! Definitely [...] Keep Reading

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