Last week we ran a poll to decide the DailyINK community’s choice for “Favorite Foreign Publication Cover.” We’re excited to announce that the winner with over 40% of the vote was the Rome, 1972 cover:
This week, we’ll be doing something fun with MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN. Mandrake has had some downtime since the strip ended, so today he... Read More »
In our yearlong remembrance of the centennial of George McManus’s coming to King Features, today I’ll show some strips that he tried out before, and into the first few months of BRINGING UP FATHER.
The first McManus cartoon to appear in Hearst newspapers, modified to accommodate each title.
When he left the Pulitzer organization for Hearst, he... Read More »
Last week we ran a poll to decide the DailyINK community’s choice for “Favorite Mandrake Sunday Storyline.” We’re excited to announce that the winner with over 60% of the vote was The Flame Pearls!
Today, in our Mandrake Fan Poll #6, we turn our attention to some of MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN’s foreign publication covers. When most... Read More »
Stephanie Piro, SIX CHIX’s “Saturday” cartoonist, has a parallel career – as an illustrator. She has just completed a series of humorous panels to accompany the collection of stories, scripture readings, prayers and sources of inspiration in Devotional Stories for Wives. Written for “new wives and longtime brides,” the nearly 400-page... Read More »
Dennis the Menace, the beloved comic panel about a mischievous little boy with a penchant for causing upheaval wherever he goes, will help raise awareness of Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. In a special panel running in newspapers nationwide and online on Oct. 17, the comic will draw attention to the largest preparedness event in world history. Millions... Read More »
Lee Falk with Fred Fredericks just before his first Mandrake strip appeared in print, participating in a “Pop Art” benefit show for the USO, Carlisle Hotel, New York, 18 May 1965.
When Phil Davis died in December 1964, his wife tried to keep up with the work of drawing MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN‘s adventures with a commercial artist, but it wasn’t... Read More »
Last week we ran a poll to decide the DailyINK community’s choice for “Favorite Mandrake Female Character.” We’re excited to announce that the winner with over 80% of the vote was Narda!
Today, in our Mandrake Fan Poll #5, we turn our attention to some of MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN’s greatest Sunday storylines. The Archivist has chosen... Read More »
When Lee Falk created MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN, he originally thought he might draw the feature as well as write it, but early on he realized his cartooning skills would not be equal to the task. Fortunately, he had been associated with an accomplished cartoonist back in hometown St. Louis, Mo., Phil Davis, and a creative team was formed.
Phil Davis, St.... Read More »
Last week we ran a poll to decide the DailyINK community’s choice for “Favorite Mandrake Storyline”. We’re excited to announce that the winner, with over 50% of the vote, was The Sign of 8, which ran 16 Aug 65 to 5 Feb 66.
Today, in our Mandrake Fan Poll #4, we turn our attention to the fearless females behind MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN. For... Read More »
Twenty-five years ago today, Bill Holbrook brought us into the funny and often fantastic world of SAFE HAVENS when the daycare of the same name opened its doors for the first time.
The first SAFE HAVENS strip, from October 3, 1988
And twenty years ago tomorrow, SAFE HAVENS came to King Features Syndicate, and the cast of characters we know and love... Read More »