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Max Eastman, The Masses and the Invention of the Modern Gag Cartoon

A Lost Moment in the History of Cartooning Continue reading

 
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Forty and Counting: Bill Griffith’s Zippy

Zippy, the character, not the comic strip, passed the forty-year milestone late last year. Continue reading

 
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John Goldwater, the Comics Code Authority, and Archie

How a Poor Orphan Boy Invented One but Not the Other.
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The Rest of the Roast

Our man responds to the recent NCS video “kerfuffle”. Continue reading

 
Garfield's Birthday

Jim Davis and His Fat Feline Celebrate an Anniversary

Garfield is now 33 years old. And still likes lasagna. Continue reading

 
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A Footnote to an Obit

Bill Blackbeard died and none of us knew for six weeks thereafter. Continue reading

 
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Dick Locher and Dick Tracy

After 28 years drawing and/or writing Dick Tracy, Dick Locher is giving up stewardship of the iconic comic strip. Continue reading