See All Topics

Home / Section: Anniversaries

This category contains 149 posts.
RSS feed for this category

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

Jason on Ginger at 100

The Ginger Meggs comic strip will mark its one hundredth anniversary this week. It was Aussie Jimmy Bancks who introduced the world to this mischevious scamp in November 1921 in a feature called Us Fellers, which he changed to Ginger Meggs about a month later. A series of creators followed Bancks’s untimely death in 1953: […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jason on Ginger at 100

Frankie and Johnny Were Lovers…Rooty Toot Toot

The debut of the short subject Rooty Toot Toot seventy years ago this month is as much a groundbreaking moment for animation as the first full-length feature, animated shows on prime-time TV, and the advent of computer-generated imagery. It tells a darkly comedic tale that would seem daring even for live-action films of the time, […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2021,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comments: Comments Off on Frankie and Johnny Were Lovers…Rooty Toot Toot

25 Years of Eavesdropping on San Diegans

The local comic strip Overheard in San Diego by Jay Allen Sanford is celebrating 25 years of appearing in the alternative San Diego Reader newspaper. Bonus: It gets the cover story! Jay Allen Sanford relives the past 25 years in the feature story: At first, I was only the writer. I used artwork by Rock […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 25 Years of Eavesdropping on San Diegans

A Bill Mauldin Centennial

“I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it.”  – – – – Bill Mauldin (October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) William Henry Mauldin, better known to the world as Bill Mauldin, was one of the most popular and influential cartoonists of the twentieth century. In 1975, Bill Mauldin […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

Happy 90th Birthday to comic book and comic strip cartoonist Larry Lieber! It was the latter half of the 1960s when I became infatuated with Marvel Comics, among the favorites was Larry’s Rawhide Kid. (I still retain an affection for western comics.) Within a few years I gathered quite a few of the early Marvels […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children