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King Features Sends Birthday Greetings to Barney

  At Comics Kingdom today a number of John Rose’s stablemates joined in wishing  Barney Google a Happy One Hundredth.   Shoe   Arctic Circle   Mark Trail   Pros and Cons   On The Fastrack   Mutts   Six Chix   Dennis the Menace   Not the first time the Mitchell family has visited […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Barney Google is 100

  Barney Google (and Snuffy Smith) June 17, 1919 – present (and beyond)   We’ve mentioned the centennial celebration here and here and here. So this is just to mark the official 100th on June 17, 2019. John Rose, after a couple of weeks with birthday guests, jumped the gun by one day with the […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Popeye at 90 – License to Grow

  It’s the 90th anniversary of Popeye‘s debut (and the 100th of Thimble Theatre). But age isn’t slowing down the Sailor Man. His comic strip continues with reprinted Bud Sagendorf dailies and new Hy Eisman Sunday pages, and this year it was joined by a companion Sunday strip—Popeye’s Cartoon Club by various celebrity cartoonists. But […]

Posted on: May 30, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, King Features, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on Popeye at 90 – License to Grow

Exploring Calvin & Hobbes site launches; new book next week

Universal Uclick has launched a new website to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the launch of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. On the site you can buy Calvin and Hobbes books, reprints and the book, Exploring Calvin and Hobbes An Exhibition Catalogue. The new book is the catalogue for Bill’s exhibition at the Billy […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2015,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Luann turns 30. All month long

March 17th will mark the 30th anniversary of Greg Evans’s Luann (see the first comic above). From GoComics: ?If time flies when you’re having fun, then I’ve had a blast the past 30 years!? Evans said. ?I feel lucky that I’ve been able to spend nearly half my life doing the thing I love most: […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Larry Wright’s Kit ‘N’ Carlyle Celebrates 30 Years

Larry Wright’s Carlyle celebrates 30 years in syndication on December 1st. The comic features Kit, a single working woman, and Carlyle, a spunky kitten who can turn from cuddly to cunning at the drop of a hat. “My family and I have owned lots of real cats over many past decades,” Wright said. “But having […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Review: Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau

I buy comic collections for a number of reasons. Pure entertainment, “behind the scenes” information, interesting comic history and love of the art (or humor). A good book satisfies more than one of these justifications. The latest Doonesbury book, Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau by Brian Walker, hits all of them in spades. […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Blondie turns 80 years old today

Chic Young’s Blondie first debuted in newspapers 80 years ago today. The strip featured Blondie, a hip young flapper and Dagwood, the son of a rich industrial tycoon. Dagwood’s father disapproved of Blondie and marrying her resulted in disinheritance, banishment to suburbia and running into the mailman to catch the car-pool. Chic drew the strip […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 117 Comments

In the Bleachers celebrates 15 years

Congrats go out to Steve Moore today. His feature, In The Bleachers, is celebrating its 15th year in syndication. Steve has had an odd journey into cartooning. He started out in newspapers as a journalist and editor. He came up with In the Bleachers while working as an editor in the Maui News. He then […]

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Belated happy 3rd anniversary to Arctic Circle

Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle turned three last week. Alex has posted a recap of her syndication experience so far and how the strip has evolved. Congrats, Alex.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Beetle Bailey turns 60 this Saturday

The AP has story about Mort Walker’s Beetle Bailey turning 60 this Saturday. Mort Walker, who conjured up Beetle and has been putting him on paper every day for all those decades, says he’ll continue with his creation until he’s no longer able. “I don’t know how I’d be retired,” said Walker, 86. “I wake […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

Green Eggs and Ham turns 50

“Green Eggs and Ham” – the book Dr. Seuss created on a bet with his editor that he could write a book using only 50 words or less – has turned 50 today. The book has only 49 words and is one of Dr. Seuss’ best sellers. Here’s a video of the Reverend Jesse Jackson […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comments: Comments Off on Green Eggs and Ham turns 50

Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog turns 4

A small shout-out to Jonathan Mahood who’s webcomic Bleeker: The Rechargeable Dog hit its four year mark yesterday. In dog years it would be 28 years old, but since Bleeker is a robot – I believe it’s still 4 years. Congrats Jonathan.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

Jimmy Johnson’s Arlo and Janis turns 25

This Thursday, Jimmy Johnson’s Arlo and Janis will celebrate 25 in syndication. From E&P: “I really wanted to do a comic strip about a society of talking dogs, called ‘Baskerville,’ but talking-animal strips were out of favor with newspaper editors at the time, and young families were all the rage,” Johnson wrote on his site […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Hilary Price’s Rhymes With Orange Turns 15

Yesterday marked Hilary Price’s Rhymes with Orange turned 15. As she remarks on her blog – that’s 5,475 strips. As the 5,475th strip rolls off the presses, it?s time to thank all you readers who have taken the time to send me e-mail for Cialis at low low low prices. And, of course, the rest […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2010,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments