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Review: Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau

I buy comic collections for a number of reasons. Pure entertainment, “behind the scenes” information, interesting comic history and love of the art (or humor). A good book satisfies more than one of these justifications. The latest Doonesbury book, Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau by Brian Walker, hits all of them in spades. […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Blondie turns 80 years old today

Chic Young’s Blondie first debuted in newspapers 80 years ago today. The strip featured Blondie, a hip young flapper and Dagwood, the son of a rich industrial tycoon. Dagwood’s father disapproved of Blondie and marrying her resulted in disinheritance, banishment to suburbia and running into the mailman to catch the car-pool. Chic drew the strip […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 117 Comments

In the Bleachers celebrates 15 years

Congrats go out to Steve Moore today. His feature, In The Bleachers, is celebrating its 15th year in syndication. Steve has had an odd journey into cartooning. He started out in newspapers as a journalist and editor. He came up with In the Bleachers while working as an editor in the Maui News. He then […]

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Belated happy 3rd anniversary to Arctic Circle

Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle turned three last week. Alex has posted a recap of her syndication experience so far and how the strip has evolved. Congrats, Alex.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Beetle Bailey turns 60 this Saturday

The AP has story about Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey turning 60 this Saturday. Mort Walker, who conjured up Beetle and has been putting him on paper every day for all those decades, says he’ll continue with his creation until he’s no longer able. “I don’t know how I’d be retired,” said Walker, 86. “I wake […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

Green Eggs and Ham turns 50

“Green Eggs and Ham” – the book Dr. Seuss created on a bet with his editor that he could write a book using only 50 words or less – has turned 50 today. The book has only 49 words and is one of Dr. Seuss’ best sellers. Here’s a video of the Reverend Jesse Jackson […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comments: Comments Off on Green Eggs and Ham turns 50

Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog turns 4

A small shout-out to Jonathan Mahood who’s webcomic Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog hit its four year mark yesterday. In dog years it would be 28 years old, but since Bleeker is a robot – I believe it’s still 4 years. Congrats Jonathan.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

Jimmy Johnson’s Arlo and Janis turns 25

This Thursday, Jimmy Johnson’s Arlo and Janis will celebrate 25 in syndication. From E&P: “I really wanted to do a comic strip about a society of talking dogs, called ‘Baskerville,’ but talking-animal strips were out of favor with newspaper editors at the time, and young families were all the rage,” Johnson wrote on his site […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Hilary Price’s Rhymes With Orange Turns 15

Yesterday marked Hilary Price’s Rhymes with Orange turned 15. As she remarks on her blog – that’s 5,475 strips. As the 5,475th strip rolls off the presses, it?s time to thank all you readers who have taken the time to send me e-mail for Cialis at low low low prices. And, of course, the rest […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Lewis and Fry’s Over the Hedge turns 15

T Lewis and Michael Fry’s Over the Hedge will celebrate its 15 years in syndication on this Saturday. The feature currently runs in 250 papers and has been made into a full feature computer-animated film starring the voice talent of Bruce Willis, Wanda Sykes, Avril Lavigne, Steve Carell, Eugene Levy and William Shatner. The movie […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey celebrates 60 years

Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey is celebrating 60 years with series of events and special strips. From the press release: The world’s most recognizable Private and funny pages icon Beetle Bailey salutes 60 years of military mirth and mayhem with a seven-month long celebration honoring the comic strip’s diamond anniversary. Beginning this month, a series of […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

The Born Loser Celebrates 45 Years

The Born Loser will turn 45 next Saturday. The strip was first created by Art Sansom and has continued with his son, Chip. Here’s the full press release: On May 15, the most lovable loser in the comics is celebrating 45 years of being ridiculed, scorned, and mocked … which has provided endless amusement for […]

Posted on: May 5, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

The Duplex, F Minus hit milestones

Seems to be a lot of anniversaries in the sprint. Glenn McCoy’s The Duplex hit 17 years in syndication and Tony Carillo’s F Minus hit year four.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Baldo celebrates 10 years in syndication

And here’s another one. Congrats to Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos who are celebrating 10 years of syndication of their comic Baldo. Here is Carlos talking about the strip in a radio interview on how the comic came together.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Dave Whamond’s Reality Check turns 15 tomorrow

Congrats to Dave Whamond whose panel Reality Check turns 15 years old tomorrow. Dave doesn’t see the world in the same way most of us do. Dave finds humor and silliness in everything, which is exactly why his comic panel Reality Check continues to give readers a laugh. On April 3, Reality Check celebrates 15 […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment