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USPS Reveals Charles Schulz Centennial Stamps

The United States Postal Service announced some new editions to their 2022 stamp program. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has announced several additions to the 2022 stamp program first announced last fall. All stamp designs are preliminary and subject to change. Additional details, including issue dates and locations, will be announced later. Headlining the […]

Posted on: May 3, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Phoebe (and Her Unicorn) is 10

Phoebe Howell is celebrating her tenth birthday this week. A celebration that corresponds with the 10th anniversary of Heavenly Nostrils making its webcomic debut on April 22, 2022. As cartoonist Dana Simpson explains she had ended her Ozy and Millie webcomic and had planned on changing her career – leaving comics and try illustration. That […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Phoebe (and Her Unicorn) is 10

Out Our Way – Born 100 Years Too Soon

J. R. (James Robert) Williams’ Out Our Way panel first appeared in newspapers on March 20, 1922, 100 years ago today. It’s not-always-tender look at the travails of regular folk became hugely successful. Per Brian Walker: “In 1936, Williams had 700 daily and 242 Sunday clients, the most of any syndicated feature.” Here are the […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Out Our Way – Born 100 Years Too Soon

Washashores by John Andert – Silver Anniversary

Not many local comic strips last 25 years, but Washashores by John Andert did – and does. The Provincetown Banner celebrates the accomplishment: In the Provincetown Banner issue of Thursday, March, 6, 1997— 25 years ago… Near the back, on page 21, was a new “Washashores” cartoon by John Andert. Then-Banner editor Hamilton Kahn had an […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Washashores by John Andert – Silver Anniversary

Josep Marti – Senior Stripper

We are a week late in honoring Spanish cartoonist Josep Marti who was born February 28, 1932 and is now eligible for our Senior Stripper Club for cartoonists aged 90 and over. Spanish artist Josep Marti i Capell has drawn for various European publishers. He started out with realistic western and war stories for the […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, International, Comments: Comments Off on Josep Marti – Senior Stripper

Wiley Interviewed on 30 Years of Non Sequitur

Happy 30 years to Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller‘s wry look at the absurdities of everyday life. Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur debuted on February 16, 1992 and GoComics interviews the cartoonist on the occasional of the comic strip’s 30th anniversary.  Can you share what your experience has been like working with Andrews McMeel? I’m contractually obligated to […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Following Non Sequitur for 30 Years

                               We were going to set up an anniversary post for Wednesday but Wiley beat us to the punch with today’s Non Sequitur.                                                                                   Wiley, who has better resources than we, works a very clear shot of that original panel from February 16, 1992 into the February 13, 2022 Non Sequitur strip. […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

100 Years Ago – Them Days Is Gone Forever

Sentimentality for the good old days is not a new emotion. On February 13, 1922 Al Posen with his Them Days Is Gone Forever yearned for better times. above from The Shreveport Journal of February 13, 1922 Here’s Allan Holtz talking about the Posen and his comic strip: It seems to me that having to […]

Posted on: Feb 13, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

75 Years Ago – Steve Canyon Debuts

Milton Caniff finds his horizons unlimited as Steve Canyon debuts January 13, 1947.   The first eight dailies and the first Sunday. © Ester Parsons Caniff Estate

Posted on: Jan 13, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 75 Years Ago – Steve Canyon Debuts

When Jim Met Greg – A Sally Forth 40th Flashback

With the Sally Forth comic strip celebrating its 40th anniversary today (and all week), cartoonist Jim Keefe is taking the opportunity to recall the time he met Sally Forth creator Greg Howard, accompanied by Jim’s Sally Forth mentor Craig MacIntosh. I got to meet Greg Howard just once in 2012 before I took over the […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

100 Years Ago the Monthly Comic Book Appears

Comic books had appeared long before 1922, but that was the year a comic book appeared on a regular periodic schedule as the appropriately named Comic Monthly began to be published on a monthly basis, with the first issue cover dated January 1922. From ComicBooks.com: In January of 1922 Comics Monthly #1 appeared on the […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 100 Years Ago the Monthly Comic Book Appears

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

… Stephan Pastis got the pig to say: Pearls Before Swine made its newspaper debut on December 30, 2001. As Stephan explains it was a premature birth: It was December 30, 2001 that Pearls Before Swine first debuted in newspapers. Well, newspaper. This strip ran in the Orlando Sentinel, which for some reason needed to […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

Sally Forth: Strips of Future Past

Early next year the Sally Forth comic strip will celebrate 40 years. And it looks like Francesco Marciuliano and Jim Keefe have something special planned. © King Features Syndicate  

Posted on: Dec 16, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sally Forth: Strips of Future Past

The Bill of Rights Cartooned

To celebrate the 230th anniversary of The Bill of Rights we travel back thirty years when cartoonists and syndicates collaborated with The Newspaper Features Council to mark the bicentennial of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. So, from The Iola Register of 1991, we present The Art of Democracy. Charles M. Schulz […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments

100 Years of Ginger Meggs

Ginger Meggs has joined an elite club – one that only a handful of comic strips have attained* – Ginger Meggs has regularly run new material for 100 years. When introduced Ginge’s Us Fellers comic strip wasn’t anticipated as the main attraction.   Ginger Meggs first showed up in the premiere issue of Us Fellers […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on 100 Years of Ginger Meggs