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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

Brian Crane’s Pickles turns 20

A hearty congratulations to Brian Crane, whose feature Pickles turns 20 years old tomorrow. Brian attributes the longevity of Pickles to “dumb luck and clean living, I guess. It’s all been kind of a wonderful mystery to me. I never had a master plan, or anything like that. My only real goal was to do […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 19 Comments

Soup to Nutz celebrates ten years in syndication

Rick Stromoski is celebrating 10 years in syndication with his comic strip Soup to Nutz. Soup to Nutz features a family that is a far cry from the Cleavers, the Waltons or the Bradys. But you’ll undoubtedly recognize them anyway. Most likely, they’re a lot like the family you grew up in … where the […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 15 Comments

Greg Evan’s “Luann” turns 25

Congrats to Greg Evans, whose feature Luann turns 25 this March. From the press release: Luann may still be a teenager to her fans, but Greg Evans’ popular strip is turning 25 next month! On March 17, Luann marks a quarter-century in the comics with a special tribute strip and a thank you to its […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 11 Comments

Non Sequitur turns 18 years old

Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur is officially 18 years old (as of yesterday). Here is the debut strip: A couple of notes about Non Sequitur. It’s one of those strips that makes me wish I didn’t have to wait until the creator dies or retires before a complete volume can be printed. And My first syndicates […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Non Sequitur celebrates 10 years with Universal

Glowing praise from Universal Uclick’s John Glynn to Non Sequitur creator Wiley Miller who celebrates 10 years in syndication with Universal. Wow. 700 papers, multiple books, best-selling calendars and critically lauded graphic novels later … Wiley remains on the top of the game. A master illustrator whose line work is nonpareil and whose writing can […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 15 Comments

Happy 25th anniversary Bizarro

Last Friday was Dan Piraro’s 25th anniversary of his Bizarro comic panel in syndication. You may think that all of that adds up to fame and fortune, but you’d be wrong. I’m a little bit famous, in some areas, in some circles, and not at all rich. But I’m not complaining. I’ve made a nice […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Piers Baker’s Ollie and Quentin turn two

Piers Baker’s Ollie and Quentin have hit the two year mark in syndication. He writes on his blog: Ollie and Quentin is two years old this week. Two years since I handed my life over to the Syndication Monster and its Deadline Hounds who snap at my heels every day. At my launch I was […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Syndication anniversaries for McPherson, Hinds

Universal Uclick editor John Glynn reports that John McPherson’s Close to Home has hit the 17 year mark in syndication yesterday. Bill Hind celebrated his eighth anniversary doing his Cleats feature last Wednesday. Congrats to them both.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Syndication anniversaries for McPherson, Hinds

JumpStart celebrates 20 years today

Today marks Robb Armstrong’s 20th anniversary doing his JumpStart comic strip. From the press release: “Words cannot express my gratitude for JumpStart,” Armstrong said. “I would call it a dream come true, but I never dreamed of this phenomenon…never imagined this kind of longevity.” One of only a handful of syndicated African-American cartoonists, Armstrong brings […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments