The Kinks’ Komik Kronikles – updated

Because The Comics and The Kinks are important parts of everyones’ lives …
here is notice that Norm Feuti featured the great band in his Gil comic strip today!

And thanks to Ray D. (comments below) we can add two more!

One from Dan Thompson


and one from Mike Seddon


original September 19, 2019 item:


On Friday (in the U. S.) the Andy Capp comic strip riffed on a couple of songs by The Kinks,
and the commenters continued the riffing with various Kinks songs in response.

I’m sure everyone here is aware of Ray Davies, one of the greatest songwriters of all time,
and The Kinks, the great band that he and his brother Dave founded.

But for those who have spent the last 65 years in Lower Slobbovia, here’s the briefest of intros:



This wasn’t the first time the Englishmen Mahoney, Goldsmith, and Garnett featured the quintessential British rock band. Two years ago they also used The Kinks as part of a gag:


But long before these recent acknowledgements,
Garry B. Trudeau used their most famous song as a comment on the heavier metal.

Like Andy Capp, that 1990 strip wasn’t the first mention of The Kinks in Doonesbury.
Early in the run (1974) Zonker was exposed as a Kinks fan:


That was a mention, among other rockers, which is what they got in Guy Gilchrist’s Nancy of 2015:


A mention was about all this great group got on most of the teen music magazine covers of The Sixties.

At least another magazine, cover dated that same February 1966 month as Teen World,
gave The Kinks a mention on a less crowded cover:


Can anyone supply this fan with more Kinks komik gigs?

Adam Smith (see comment below) adds another cartoon:


A January 22, 2022 (in the U.S.) add to The Kinks Komik Kronikles:



7 thoughts on “The Kinks’ Komik Kronikles – updated

  1. Thanks for the adds Ray D. (Ray Davies?).Now can you tell me
    “why she walked like a woman but talked like a man?”

  2. My pick for the 3rd most influential/greatest British Invasion band is The Who…I didn’t get hooked on Ray Davies stuff the way I did Pete Townsend’s. What was the best Kinks album or best period for their music?

  3. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is often voted best by fanatiks. State of Confusion seems to be a favorite of rock ‘n’ roll fans. Phobia, their last studio album, is a good one in my opinion – but then I think 90% of their albums are great.

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