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Today we’re going to bring a little civic spirit to DailyINK and share some messages at you to make you a better citizen.
King Features’ comic strip characters care about doing good and have donated some of their valuable time toward community causes — in the form of free Public Service Announcement spots (PSAs), which endorsed causes... Read More »
This week’s comics are making me extremely hungry. I think we’ve accidentally found ourselves in the middle of a contest for “most questionable eating choice of the week,” and the competition is tight!
The penguins of ARCTIC CIRCLE are trying horse burgers:
GIL is gorging on stale Easter Candy:
In BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH, Snuffy’s... Read More »
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The world’s longest running strip almost ended a century ago. In fact, it did for a little while.
The final Rudolph Dirks’ KATZENJAMMER KIDS page for Hearst.
In the spring of 1913, the KATZENJAMMER KIDS was the pride of Hearst newspapers and the top comic strip in the land. But all was not well concerning the... Read More »
It’s getting close to the end of the school year, and that means that Jeremy of ZITS is up to his eyeballs in exams:
Grimmy of MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM is thinking about exams, too:
And CRANKSHAFT shows that you never quite lose exam anxiety, no matter how old you get:
But Crankshaft isn’t the only one having nightmares. Over in DEFLOCKED, Mamet... Read More »
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For all you avid BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH fans, you already have seen that this is an unusual week in the strip, where Barney pays a visit. If you aren’t a fan, you may think the appearance by a strip’s lead should hardly be special, but in this case it has been like this for many years.
And by “lead,” I am... Read More »
This week, it seems like the kids of DailyINK are up to their eyeballs in activities and summer fun!
Zoe and Hammie of BABY BLUES are taking swimming lessons:
GIL and Shandra are building an awesome box fort:
The very large man-eating children are all getting their chance on stage this week! TODD THE DINOSAUR is in the second grade talent... Read More »
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In keeping with our centennial observation of the milestone strip, BRINGING UP FATHER, today’s post is an anniversary within an anniversary. The first day of BRINGING UP FATHER was covered back in January here. This is the anniversary of the first Sunday page which was 95 years ago.
Jiggs and Maggie had become an... Read More »
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The strip, JUST KIDS, joined the Hearst line up 90 years ago this July, and I covered some of its history last week.
There is a very memorable part of the story that we will look at today: the Just Kids Safety Club. This was a great early newspaper promotional tie-in with a strip and garnered much goodwill for newspapers... Read More »
We here at DailyINK are used to talking about funny stuff, so before we do that, we just wanted to start out by giving our best wishes to anybody who’s been personally affected by the tragedies in Boston and West, TX. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones, and have been this week.
Did you know that comic strip characters pay taxes, too?... Read More »
Welcome back DailyINK comics readers to another edition of “Ask the Archivist!”
Here we are again with another old time King Features Syndicate favorite. JUST KIDS was by Ad (August) Carter. The strip began as a panel in 1915 for the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. The panel lasted only about three years before he moved to the Philadelphia... Read More »