Broom-Hilda celebrated her birthday this week, the strip debuted 53 years ago. Other than a very, very, verrrrry short period when he tried out a gag writer (didn’t work out, more trouble than it was worth), Russell Myers has been the sole cartoonist to work the strip. Which, as far as I know, is a record for one man on one strip.
Have I not been paying attention? Or maybe it’s my imagination, but Hagar the Horrible seems to be more monochromatic or dichromatic lately than in times past.
That is not a criticism – I happen to think it looks great.
Speaking of coloring…
Stacked panels in daily comics are not unusual, but Friday’s three-peat in Rip Haywire, Nancy, and Red and Rover was noted. And then Rip Haywire doubled down in Saturday’s strip, which had as many panels as most Sunday strips. Then again it wasn’t the first eight panel daily for Rip Haywire this past week, the strip averaged six panels a day for the six days, though it started out with only four.
Well it seems that Counterpoint is syndicating the Rudy Park comic strip now, and has been for quite some time! I traced the switch from Washington Post Writer’s Group to Counterpoint Media to September 1, 2022.
I am unaware of Rudy Park appearing in any newspapers, so maybe it is syndicated strictly to websites?
Edited To Add:
Beginning this month the Prince Valiant team of Mark Schultz, Thomas Yeates, and Thomas Scott Roberts have begun capitalizing all the words of the “Next” title, just like Hal Foster used to do.
No, I’m not that observant. Hat tip to the Hal Foster’s “Prince Valiant” Purists Facebook page.
the feature image comes from Barney & Clyde © Weingartens & Clark