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Hagar The Horrible

By Chris Browne

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  • February 11, 2023

    Alex Garcia

    In memory of Chris Browne

    Christopher Kelly (Chris) BrowneMay 16, 1952 – February 5, 2023 Dear friends and fans of Chris Browne, It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Chris Browne, the talented and beloved cartoonist behind the popular comic strip “Hagar the Horrible.” Chris was a master storyteller who brought joy and laughter to millions of people through his work. His unique humor and wit will be greatly missed. We take pride in Chris’s incredible legacy and are grateful for the impact he had on the world of comic strips. His talent and creativity inspired countless artists and entertained generations. At the same time, we feel a deep sense of remorse that such a talented individual is no longer with us. Chris’s death is a loss not only for his family and friends, but for the entire comic strip community. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Chris’s loved ones during this difficult time. His memory will live on through the laughter and joy he brought to so many people. Rest in peace, Chris Browne. You will always be remembered and deeply missed.
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  • November 26, 2022

    Tea Fougner

    Editor’s Dispatch: Happy 100th Birthday, Charles Schulz!

    Hi, all! I hope you are recovering from your Thanksgiving feasts if you celebrate! Today, Saturday, November 26, is a very important day for comics history: the 100th birthday of Charles “Sparky” Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, one of the most beloved comic strips of all time. Usually, we only post about birthdays related to King Features comics, but Mr. Schulz was such an inspiration and good friend to so many of our cartoonists and had so much influence on the direction of not just comics but pop culture in the 20th century that we wanted to celebrate his legacy. Patrick McDonnell, the creator of MUTTS, spearheaded this project in collaboration with the Charles M. Schulz Museum to celebrate this special birthday! As you look around Comics Kingdom today, you will see many of cartoonists have contributed to this celebration by honoring Mr. Schulz in their comic strips. Here is a collection where you can see them all together! Todd the Dinoaur by Patrick Roberts Crankshaft by Tom Batiuk and Dan Davis Rhymes With Orange by Hilary Price & Rina PIccolo The Lockhorns by Bunny Hoest and John Reiner Daddy […]
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  • July 14, 2022

    Alex Garcia

    5 Things To Know About Hägar the Horrible

    With such a rich history here at Comics Kingdom, what better way to celebrate this Throwback Thursday than by revisiting our timeless Viking Hagar the Horrible. Here are 5 things you should know. The first Sunday page February 4, 1973 1. HÄGAR IS NAMED AFTER HIS CREATOR. Richard Arthur “Dik” Browne started drawing courtroom sketches for New York newspapers. Following an advertising stint where he created the Chiquita Banana logo, among other things, he became the artist for the 1954 Beetle Bailey spinoff strip Hi and Lois. Then, in 1973, Browne set out to create his own comic strip and thought back to how his children called him “Hägar the Horrible.” “Immediately, I thought Viking,” he told People in 1978. Soon after, Hägar was the fastest-growing strip in history, appearing in over 1000 papers. 2. HAGAR WAS CREATED FROM HEAD TO TOE IN ONE NIGHT Hagar was created from toe to head one night in the collar of Dik Browne’s home in Wilton, Connecticut. Dik was looking for a classic cartoon character who was instantly recognizable, universally understood, and easily spotted on the comics page. He figured, “What catches the […]
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