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Dueling Centennials – Winkle and Ward

September 20, 1920 saw two debuts. Winnie Winkle by Martin Branner first appeared on this date in 1920.Tom Heintjes and the HoganMag Twitter are showing the first daily strips here and here. So here’s the first Winnie Winkle Sunday (April 2, 1922) featuring new cast member Perry. Below is the last Winnie Winkle strip from […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Blondie and Dagwood Turn 90

above: Blondie by Chic Young (1930) Chic Young’s Blondie comic strip first appeared on September 8, 1930. above: the debut of Blondie and Dagwood In 2012 R. C. Harvey informed us of the history of the strip and it’s creator. The authorized Blondie backstory via The Wayback Machine.   It took a walk down the […]

Posted on: Sep 7, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Celebrating Beetle Bailey at 70

  The Beetle Bailey comic strip first appeared in newspapers on September 4, 1950. 70 years later The Walker Brothers are celebrating the anniversary during the first week of September. Kicking it off a little early is Brian Walker writing a brief column about the early Beetle for the Comics Kingdom blog. Beetle Bailey debuted inauspiciously […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

At 90 Betty Boop Becomes a Senior Stripper

Betty Boop debuted 90 years ago with the August 9, 1930 release of Dirty Dizzy Dishes. Animation Magazine has a slight overview of Betty Boop at 90. The Forward has a look at creator Max Fleischer. Via YouTube is that introductory Dirty Dishes: After the Hayes Code toned down Betty’s scandalous behavior her popularity never […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2020,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Publisher James Warren Joins the Senior Strippers

Famed comics publisher James Warren turns 90 today – born July 29, 1930. I guess technically he should be an Honorary Senior Stripper since Jim didn’t write or draw comics. But he certainly was a major supporter and influencer of comic books with his black and white magazines. During The Sixties and into The Seventies […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Publisher James Warren Joins the Senior Strippers

Arlo and Janis at 35

Jimmy Johnson celebrates 35 years of his Arlo and Janis comic strip by reproducing the very first strip as today’s issue: This week’s strip have been celebrating the anniversary, now he is extending the hoopla to his blog: The comic strip Arlo & Janis began life when it first appeared in newspapers 35 years ago […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Brian Crane, Pickle-ing For 30 Years

30 years ago, April 2, 1990, saw the debut of Pickles by Brian Crane. above: the first Pickles comic strip Since that beginning the strip has become very successful: Whether observing the differences between genders and generations or taking a wry but sympathetic look at life in the twilight years, Crane’s good-natured wit and dry […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

60 Years of Good Keane Fun

It says here that February 29 is the birthday of Superman, L.O.Annie, and Captain Marvel. I don’t know about that. But I do know that sixty years ago, Leap Day 1960, was the first public appearance of The Family Circle by Bil Keane! Jeff Keane celebrates that anniversary in today’s The Family Circus. Wait. The […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

James Thurber‘s first drawings appeared in the The New Yorker dated ninety years ago today. In the New Yorker issue dated February 22, 1930 a short James Thurber contribution included two illustrations, the first Thurber drawings to appear in the magazine. [James Thurber’s words first appeared in the February 26, 1927 New Yorker, but since […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

90 Years Ago – Mickey Mouse Comic Strip Debuts

Mickey Mouse first appeared in an animated short in the Fall of 1928 and was an instant hit. By the next Summer: The popular Mickey cartoons piqued the interest of J.V. Connelly of King Features Syndicate, who proposed the release of a Mickey Mouse comic strip as early as June 1929. The Disney Studio soon […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Je Suis Charlie – Cinq Ans Après

The current issue of Charlie Hebdo is a special about The New Censors. (Google translation)   AlterNet looks at French humor on the fifth anniversary of the horrible terror attack: Before 2015, about 40,000 people read Charlie Hebdo each week. Given that many hundreds of thousands declared “je suis Charlie”, most were clearly not regular […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Caricature, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Je Suis Charlie – Cinq Ans Après

Happy 90th Charlie Daniel

Cartoonist Charlie Daniel was born December 14, 1929; today he becomes. in our parlance, a Senior Stripper. Happy Birthday Charlie! For 60 years, from 1958 to 2019, Charlie was cartooning for Knoxville, Tennessee. Charlie was let go by Gannett early this year. Charlie has been honored throughout his career, most recently being awarded the Distinguished […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 90th Charlie Daniel

100-Year-Old Felix the Cat

Although there were earlier cats animated by the Pat Sullivan Studios, it is generally agreed that Feline Funnies, released on November 9, 1919, is the first appearance of Felix the Cat. And the cat became the world’s first animated superstar.   Although Pat Sulivan is officially credited as the creator of Felix the Cat, it […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on 100-Year-Old Felix the Cat

On the 90th Anniversary Popeye Watch

Literally – a 90th anniversary Popeye wristwatch. Bamford London is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Popeye with the release of a new collaborative watch. The watch is made alongside the cartoon’s owner King Features, which has graced Bamford London’s GMT model with Popeye motifs throughout its design. Channeling the nautical theme synonymous with Popeye, the […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, King Features, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on On the 90th Anniversary Popeye Watch

Don Perlin – Senior Stripper!

Happy Birthday to comic book artist Don Perlin, born August 27, 1929.   The reward for reaching age 90 is The Daily Cartoonist Senior Strippers Plaque: No, wait! There is no such Daily Cartoonist honor, that’s Don getting the National Cartoonists Society’s divisional Comic Book Award in 1997.     Don began his comic book […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Don Perlin – Senior Stripper!