Dick Locher Retires After Four Decades of Politics and Cops and Robbers
One of the New Yorker’s Pace-setting Big Four
Jiggs and George McManus
How Annie and Her Dog Sandy Lasted for Almost 86 Years.
The Absurdities of Vip
Rich O’Shay, Latigo, The Price of Fame, and Pardners,
A multi-generational strip recalled.
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.
H.T. Webster, A Timid Soul for the Ages
The life and times of Blondie, Dagwood and the family.
The brilliant, playful and irrepressible art of Richard Thompson.
In 1948 the usually shrewd cartoonist misjudged his public’s appetite for the risqué.
The bumpy beginnings and intriguing flight of Smilin’ Jack.
The Harv turns his historical gaze upon the creator of Alley Oop.
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.
The life, times and beliefs of Johnny Hart, creator of the caveman comic strip B.C.
A legacy comic born out of a rollicking time and steered by three artists over many decades.
Untangling the surprisingly confused origins of Mary Worth.
The Life and Ordeals of a Woman Cartoonist.
A remembrance of the late, great comic strip gadfly, Jud Hurd.
A Lost Moment in the History of Cartooning
Zippy, the character, not the comic strip, passed the forty-year milestone late last year.
How a Poor Orphan Boy Invented One but Not the Other.
Our man responds to the recent NCS video “kerfuffle”.