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The Orphan’s Epic

How Annie and Her Dog Sandy Lasted for Almost 86 Years.
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Making the World Safe for Insanity

The Absurdities of Vip Continue reading

 

Stan Lynde, the Western, and the Spirit of Independence

Rich O’Shay, Latigo, The Price of Fame, and Pardners,
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Growing Old in Gasoline Alley: Ninety-four Years And Counting

A multi-generational strip recalled. Continue reading

 

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

 

Mark Twain at the Drawing Board

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

 

Chic’s Blondie

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

 

On Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac

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