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This week, I post once again about the prolific Bill Hoest as today’s subject. Previously, we looked at his AGATHA CRUMM and WHAT A GUY! series, but THE LOCKHORNS was his magnum opus.
It started 45 years ago this week on September 9, 1968.
A 1986 promotional photo of Bill Hoest (1926 – 1988) surrounded by his... Read More »
Hello DailyINK Fans,
Yesterday was the birthday of one of the cartooning greats in King Features’ history — the one and only Mort Walker. He turned 90 years old and his definitive creation, BEETLE BAILEY, is 63 years old today.
To honor these two momentous occasions, I have chosen an unusual item to showcase today: a promotional book from... Read More »
Greetings and salutations, DailyINK Readers!
Welcome to today’s “Ask the Archivist” post. This week is full of laughs, which are similar to Laffs that I shared last week.
This is about LAUGH IT OFF, another weekday King Features Syndicate offering of one panel gags. However, this series was done by only one man, Syd Hoff (1912-2004), who... Read More »
Greetings DailyINK Friends,
Today, in answer to Ben Marques request, we will take a fleeting glance at the best King Features’ gag panel, (there have been several) “LAFF-A-DAY.”
This was a catch-all series for gag panel cartoonists who would draw for any publications that needed them, and years ago, that meant quite a few. When the series... Read More »
Hello DailyINK Comics Fans!
In keeping with this centennial year of BRINGING UP FATHER, I thought we might take a little time to look at another of the McManus clan: George’s brother, Charles. He is an obscure figure now, but surprisingly he was a successful cartoonist in his own right.
Now I can tell by that perplexed look on your attractive young... Read More »
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A strip that I have liked for many years is SHOE, but it is a latecomer to King Features Syndicate. In fact, it will be only five years with us come September.
SHOE was created by Jeff MacNelly, a multi-talented penman who spent many years as a top editorial cartoonist before and during his years working on SHOE.
Jeff... Read More »
Happy Hump Day DailyINK Readers!
It was said when George Herriman died in 1944, that the strip would be discontinued because nobody could replicate such a unique, personal creation, but that wasn’t necessarily true, and Herriman alone hadn’t guided Krazy exclusively, either, as he had little to do with all the KRAZY KAT animated cartoons made... Read More »
Hello DailyINK Comics Readers:
Following last week’s entry, today we will see the immortal Rube Goldberg’s last efforts for a syndicated series, long after the demise of BOOB MCNUTT.
After his unfortunate attempt at a serious continuity strip, DOC WRIGHT wrapped up in 1934, Rube then created a new comedy series, “Lala Palooza,” about a fabulously... Read More »
Hello DailyINK Comics Readers:
When one hears the name Frank Willard (1893-1958), many think of the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate star cartoonist who created MOON MULLINS. Few know that he worked for King Features Syndicate earlier in his career.
Before World War One, he was one of the men at the small, but vibrant Chicago Herald’s syndicate,... Read More »