August 15th, 2012
by The Archivist
It is Shark Week, so we salute the one and only shark-infested comic strip, SHERMAN’S LAGOON.
This strip celebrated 21 years in syndication this past spring. It first appeared in 1991 in the Escondido Times-Advocate and was self-syndicated by Jim Toomey under the name of “Pacific Press Features.” Later that same year, SHERMAN’S LAGOON was picked up by Creators Syndicate. In 1998, SHERMAN’S LAGOON moved to King Features Syndicate, where it is currently distributed to more than 250 newspapers, websites and mobile applications.
Here are a few SHERMAN’S LAGOON‘s firsts:
We hope you all enjoy Shark Week…don’t go looking for Kapupu or Sherman without a shark cage!
Replies to Reader Comments:
DOOLEY seemed to me something that would have made a good animated series, possibly something educational. Anything would be more thoughtful than the Saturday morning fare of its day, which featured all those endless singing teens, improbable vehicle-oriented misadventures, or SCOOBY DOO knockoffs. DOOLEY would even have made a good comic book, but it would seem the “EVERYBODY’S SOMEBODY” tome was the only time Dooley and his friends ventured outside the strip.
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