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Chic’s Blondie

The life and times of Blondie, Dagwood and the family. Continue reading

 
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On Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac

The brilliant, playful and irrepressible art of Richard Thompson. Continue reading

 
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Milton Caniff, Steve Canyon and the Fair Sex

In 1948 the usually shrewd cartoonist misjudged his public’s appetite for the risqué. Continue reading

 
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Smilin’ Zack Mosley’s Wilder Blue Yonder

The bumpy beginnings and intriguing flight of Smilin’ Jack. Continue reading

 
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A Stretch in the Bone Age: The Life and Cartooning Genius of V.T. Hamlin

The Harv turns his historical gaze upon the creator of Alley Oop. Continue reading

 
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The Lawrence Welk of Cartoonists: Ernie, Nancy, and the Bushmiller Society

Bushmiller refined his art, honed it to its barest essentials, and thereby produced a comic strip that in many respects was the very apotheosis of a comic strip. Continue reading

 
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Johnny Hart to Appear B.C.

The life, times and beliefs of Johnny Hart, creator of the caveman comic strip B.C. Continue reading

 
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Barney Google and Snuffy Smith: Billy DeBeck, Fred Lasswell, and John Rose

A legacy comic born out of a rollicking time and steered by three artists over many decades. Continue reading