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Growing Old in Gasoline Alley: Ninety-four Years And Counting

A multi-generational strip recalled. Continue reading

 
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John T. McCutcheon, Dean of American Cartoonists: Adventurer and Inventor of the Slow Ball

When The Chicago Tribune was a serious newspaper back in the early 20th Century, it ran a cartoon on the front page, above the fold—every day. And for over 40 years, that cartoon was drawn by John McCutcheon, an unlikely suspect. Continue reading

 
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Mark Twain at the Drawing Board

H.T. Webster, A Timid Soul for the Ages Continue reading

 
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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