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            Richard F. Outcault's "The Yellow Kid" [1895-98], the historical first Sunday comic strip             on Page One:
cartoonists:  A-E • F-J

here on Page Two:

cartoonists:  K-O • P-U • V-Z

long-running characters
Archie & Friends
Flash Gordon
Little Orphan Annie
The Phantom
Prince Valiant
Brenda Starr

Bil Keane [1922-2011]
browse books

"Family Circle" daily panel & Sunday strip [1960-present]
Announced October 2010: Fox purchased rights to film an animated "Family Circus" movie

son Jeff Keane

Walt Kelly's Pogo        Walt Kelly [1913-73]
browse books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

"Our Gang" comics [1937-49]
Wikipedia • Little Rascals / Our Gang Page at Magic Lantern

"Pogo" comic strip [1948-75]
Wikipedia • NCS page

official Pogo Possum website
'I Go Pogo' fansite
Pogo Fan Club & Walt Kelly Society [est. 1984]
Okefenokee Swamp Park's Pogo and Walt Kelly Page
Pogo and The Walt Kelly Museum in Waycross, Georgia {defunct}
Okefenokee PogoFest [March 2006 = #20] in Waycross, Georgia {defunct}

I Go Pogo book  "I Go Pogo" book [1952] by Walt Kelly
S&S pb [1/52] out of print/used
"Pogo For President: I Go Pogo" animated movie [indep August 1980]
Directed by Marc Paul Chinoy, with Skip Hinnant as the voice of Pogo Possum
United American Video color VHS [12/89] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Our Gang Comics reprints drawn by Walt Kelly   'Our Gang' Comics [1937-49] reprints [2006]
drawn by Walt Kelly [1913-73] of 'Pogo' fame

Kelly created nearly 100 'Our Gang' stories by the end of the 59-issue comics run
'Our Gang' comics [1937-49] entry at Wikipedia
Volume 1, 1942-43: Fantagraphics Books 9½x7¼ pb [6/2006] for $12.95
Volume 2, 1944-45: Fantagraphics Books 9½x7¼ pb [6/2007] for $12.95
Volume 3, 1945-46: Fantagraphics Books 9½x7¼ pb [8/2008] for $13.89
Volume 4, 1946-47: Fantagraphics Books 9½x7¼ pb [5/2010] for $10.19
Volume 5, 1948-49 has not shown up yet

Walt Kelly's Pogo Complete Daily & Sunday Comic Strips, Volume 1 book  "Pogo: The Complete Daily & Sunday Comic Strips" by Walt Kelly
Volume 1: "Through The Wild Blue Yonder, 1948-1950" [2011] Foreword by Jimmy Breslin
Fantagraphics Books 11½x9¼ pb [12/2011] for $26.39
Volume 2: "Bona Fide Balderdash, 1951-1952" [2011] Introduction by Stan Freberg
Fantagraphics Books pb [DUE Dec 2012] PRE-ORDER for $22.31
the plan is for a total of twelve volumes

http://www.amazon.com/Pogo-Files-Pogophiles-Retrospective-Classic/dp/0945185030/ [9/1992]

New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Edward Koren
browse books • official website

comic artist Andy Kuhn of Albuquerque, NM

"Firebreather" comics & animated film
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot 2012

Harvey Kurtzman [1924-93]
co-founder of Mad Magazine [est. 1952]
browse books • Wikipedia • NCS page • Toonopedia page

Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book 1959 graphic novel  "Harvey Kurtzman's Jungle Book: or, Up From The Apes! (And Right Back Down)"
graphic novel [1959]

nothing to do with Kipling's "Jungle Book" or Mowgli or actual jungles; the four hilarious sections satirize private detective TV shows, TV Westerns, publishing industry avarice & psycho-babble, and lynch-hungry yokels in the Southern USA; Dark Horse editions include essays by R. Crumb, Denis Kitchen, Pete Poplaski & Gilbert Shelton • book entry at Wikipedia
Kindle Edition from Dark Horse Books [12/2014] for $9.99
Dark Horse Books 11¼x6¾ hardcover [12/2014] for $15.46
Dark Horse Books 11¼x6¾ hardcover [12/2014] third-party sellers/new-used
Kitchen Sink Press 11¼x6½ hardcover [3/87] out of print/used
Ballantine Books mass pb [1959] out of print/scarce
"Le Livre de La Jungle: ou, Du Singe เ L'Homme! et Vice-Versa" [1997]
Albin Michel French-language 11x6½ hardcover [2/97] import/new-used

Gary Larson {retired 1994}
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

"The Far Side" panel [1978-94]
browse books • official website • Toonopedia page

Complete Far Side  
"The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994" 2-volume set [2003]
Andrews McMeel 14¼x10 [10/2003] 2-volume slipcover edition for $94.50
{weighs 20 pounds!}

weekly strip cartoonist Carol Lay       Carol Lay
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

longtime active member of American Mensa  Mell Lazarus [1927-2016]
creator of two comic strips: "Miss Peach" (1957–2002) and "Momma" (1970–2016)

Stan Lee
browse books • Wikipedia
long-time head of Marvel Comics [est. 1933, renamed 1939]
corporate website • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

Stan Lee is listed as tied for #26 on Atlantic Monthly's "Top 30 Influential Living Americans" (12/2006)

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and Vuguru (Michael Eisner’s independent studio) operate
a YouTube original channel called "Stan Lee’s World of Heroes"

Marvel Entertainment Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Stan Lynde

Mauldin's Willie on the cover of Time Magazine for 18 June 1945       Bill Mauldin [1921-2003]
books • credits at IMDb • 'Comiclopedia' pages • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

"Willie & Joe" panel [1940-45]
Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

5th AD Bill Mauldin page

Up Front by Bill Mauldin  "Up Front" [1945 classic]
by Bill Mauldin, Foreword by Stephen E. Ambrose

won the Pulitzer Prize in 1946 {Mauldin was 23 years old)
Bantam Books mass pb [3/83] out of print/used
W.W. Norton 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2000] for $16.47
"Up Front" feature film [1951]
based on cartoonist Bill Mauldin's Willie and Joe characters

sequel "Back At The Front" [1952]

Bill Mauldin's Greatest World War II Cartoons  "Bill Mauldin's Army: Bill Mauldin's Greatest World
War II Cartoons" [1983] by Bill Mauldin

Presidio Press 9x7½ pb [6/83] for $13.57
Presidio Press 10x9 hardcover [6/83] out of print/used
World War II in Cartoons book by Mark Bryant  "World War II In Cartoons" [1989] by Mark Bryant
some 300 cartoons, by such artists as Sir David Low, Bill Mauldin
& Clarence D. Batchelor
Grub Street 12x9 hardcover [6/2005] for $29.95
Popular Culture Ink hardcover [8/89] out of print/used
Bill Mauldin bio by Todd DePastino  "Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front" [2008]
by Todd DePastino

W.W. Norton hardcover [2/2008] for $18.45
Willie & Joe: The WWII Years  "Willie & Joe: The WWII Years" [2008]
by Bill Mauldin, edited by Todd DePastino

Fantagraphics slipcover edition [4/2008] pre-order for $40.95

Scott McCloud
books • official website • Wikipedia

Aaron McGruder
books • Wikipedia

"The Boondocks" comic strip [est. 1997]
official site • tv series [debut Nov 2005]

Aaron McGruder-Boondocks fansite

Boondocks Hostile  
"A Right To Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury" [2003]
Three Rivers 11x8½ pb [9/2003] for $11.53

official site for "The Boondocks" TV series on Adult Swim Channel

watch 4/2014 Season 4 official trailer [1:45] on YouTube

drag racing satirist Pete Millar [1929-2003]

Frank Miller Graphic Noir Page
at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore

Alan Moore
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia

books • posters • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

'Watchmen Boutique' at Amazon

Watchmen graphic novel by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons   "Watchmen" graphic novel [1986-87] by Alan Moore, Illustrated by Dave Gibbons
Published as twelve comics, September 1986 to October 1987; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Novels (10/2005). In an alterntive 1985 world, the murder of a retired superhero reunites his fellows; at first, their goal is to repulse discredit of superheroes and to prevent further killings, but they are soon enmeshed in a deeper and more sinister plot against Mankind.
DC Comics 10x6½ pb [4/95] for $13.59
DC Comics 10½x7 hardcover [11/2008] for $26.39
Watchmen Complete Motion Comic  "Watchmen: The Complete Motion Comic" [Cruel & Unusual Films 2008-2009]
Essentially the 12-chapter animated TV series; contents rated as 'Mature'.co-produced & co-directed by Jake Strider Hughes & Brian Stilwell; co-directed by Richard Zangrande Gaubert; narration by Tom Stechschulte
Warner Home Video color DVD [3/2009] 2 disks for $17.99
full credits at IMDb
Watchmen animated film poster  "Watchmen" animated film [Warner/Paramount March 2009]
Filmed with live actors in front of blue-screen/green-screen backgrounds, then animated and computer-enhanced; contents rated as 'Mature'. Directed by Zack Snyder; script by David Hayter & Alex Tse; starring Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie, Laura Mennell, Rob LaBelle, Gary Houston, Mary Ann Burger, John Shaw, Robert Wisden, Jerry Wasserman & Don Thompson
Warner Home Video 186-min. widescreen color Director's Cut Blu-ray [7/2009] 2 disks for $22.49
Warner Home Video 186-min. widescreen color Director's Cut DVD [7/2009] 2 disks for $24.99
Warner Home Video 162-min. widescreen color DVD [7/2009] for $11.49
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
24"x36" blue-green poster {at left} available for $8.99 from AllPosters.com
24"x36" purple poster available for $8.99 from AllPosters.com

pop illustrator Burton Morris

political cartoonist Thomas Nast [1840-1902]
posters • books • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

Harper's Weekly's Nast archive site

Pat Oliphant
books • syndicator's official website • Wikipedia

Oliphant's Presidents  
"Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-Five Years of Caricature" [1990]
by Pat Oliphant

Andrews McMeel Publng 10¾x8½ pb [1/90] for $12.95

website logo for Hollywood Dog       R.P. Overmyer

"Hollywood Dog" weekly panel
official website

Virgil Partch {aka 'VIP'} [1916-84]
books • BP's bio page • Wikipedia

Stephan Pastis
books • SP's weblsog • Wikipedia

"Sgt. Piggy's Lonely Hearts Club Comic" [Andrews McMeel Publng, 9/2004] ISBN 0-7407-4807-6)
"Lions and Tigers and Crocs, Oh My!" [9/2006] ISBN 0-7407-6155-2
"The Crass Menagerie" [4/2008] ISBN 0-7407-7100-0
"Pearls Sells Out" [8/2009] ISBN 0-7407-7396-8
"Pearls Blows Up" [3/2011] ISBN 1-4494-0106-6
"Pearls Freaks The #*%# Out" [10/2012] ISBN 1-4494-2302-7
"Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury" [] ISBN-13: 9781449446598
"Rat's Wars: A Pearls Before Swine Collection" [] ISBN-13: 9781449429362
"Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done" [2014] ISBN-13: 9780763660512
"Beginning Pearls" [] ISBN-13: 9781449423032
"Unsportsmanlike Conduct: A Pearls Before Swine Collection" [] ISBN-13: 9781449427740

Harvey Pekar [1939-2010]
browse books • Wikipedia

American Splendor movie poster  "American Splendor" [H.B.O./Fine Line Features Aug 2003]
Inspired by the success of underground cartoonist R. Crumb, a V.A. file clerk writes & draws his own unsenti-mental view of working-class life, which leads to cult fame and even true love. Co-written & co-directed by Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini; based on the book; starring Paul Giamatti, James Urbaniak, Hope Davis, Judah Friedlander & Madylin Sweeten, with real-life folks Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, Toby Radloff & Danielle Batone; won WGA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Oscar-nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
HBO Video widescreen color DVD [2/2004] for $10.99
HBO Video color VHS [2/2004] out of prodn/many used
New Line Records soundtrack CD [9/2003] for $11.98
full credits at IMDb • official movie site {requires Flash}
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
American Splendor book  
"American Splendor: The Life & Times of Harvey Pekar" [2003 anthology]
Stories by Harvey Pekar

Ballantine Books 10¾x8¼ pb [7/2003] for $11.53
Titan Books Ltd. 10¾x8½ pb [1/2004] out of print/used

Dan Piraro: books • Wikipedia

"Bizarro" daily panel [est. 1985]
official website • NCS page • Toonopedia page

watch "Comic Belief: Dan Piraro" [2007] short [6:51] by 29 Pictures

Flash Gordon Big Little Book cover      Alex Raymond [1909-56]
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia • NCS page

"Flash Gordon" comic strip [est. 1934]
videos/DVDs • radio shows • TL's fansite • Toonopedia page

"Flash Gordon" Comics & Movies & TV Page at Magic Lantern  12/2016

Alex Raymond Life & Art   "Alex Raymond: His Life and Art" [2004]
by Tom Roberts

Adventure House 12x9 hardcover [2/2008] out of print/used
Secret Agent X-9 comic book  
"Secret Agent X-9" comic strip [1934+]
written by Dashiell Hammett [1894-1961];
illustrations by Alex Raymond

Intl Polygonics 10½x6 pb [4/83] out of print/used
Secret Agent X-9 entry at Wikipedia

The Peanuts gang by Charles M. Schulz       Charles M. Schulz [1922-2000]
books • museum • Wikipedia • NCS page

"Peanuts®" comic strip [1950-2000]
browse books • videos/DVDs • music CDs •
official website • Toonopedia page

more details (biography, history, books, movies, other media) are on
Spirit of America Bookstore's Charles M. Schultz & Peanutsฎ Comic Strip Page

'Zits' daily/weekly comic strip [est. 1997] by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman       Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman
writer Jerry Scott: Wikipedia • browse books
illustrator Jim Borgman: Wikipedia • browse books

"Zits" daily/weekly comic strip [est. 1997]
strip entry at Wikipedia • official site at King Features

'Baby Blues' daily/weekly comic strip [est. 1990] by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman       Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman
Rick Kirkman: Wikipedia • browse books
Jerry Scott: Wikipedia • browse books

"Baby Blues" daily/weekly comic strip [est. 1990]
strip entry at Wikipedia • official site at King Features

Dr. Seuss's Cat In The Hat    Spirit of America Bookstore's
Dr. Seuss Page

{real name Theodor Seuss Geisel [1904-91]}

Shel Silverstein [1930-99]      Shel Silverstein [1930-99]
all books • kids books • browse albums
credits at IMDb • Wikipedia
official site for kids • Shel's adult works

Shel Silverstein archive fansite

Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies   "Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies" [orig 1973; remastered 2007]
30 songs written by Shel Silverstein
R.C.A. audio CD [7/2007] 2 disks for $22.99
Shel Silverstein Poems & Drawings  "Shel Silverstein: Poems and Drawings" [2002]
includes Shel's three best-selling poetry collections: "Where The Sidewalk Ends" [1974],
"A Light In The Attic" [1981] and "Falling Up" [1996]
HarperCollins slipcovered box set [10/2002] out of print/used
Silverstein Around The World   "Playboy's Silverstein: Around The World" [2007]
by Shel Silverstein, Foreword by Hugh M. Hefner

Fireside 11¼x8 hardcover [5/2007] for $16.32
Life & Times of Shel Silverstein  "A Boy Named Shel: The Life & Times of Shel Silverstein" [2007]
by Lisa Rogak

Thomas Dunne Books 9½x6 hardcover [11/2007] for $16.47
Every Thing On It poems & drawings book by Shel Silverstein  "Every Thing On It" [2011] by Shel Silverstein
a collection of never-before-published poems & drawings
HarperCollins 8¾x6¾ hardcover [9/2011] for $13.02

record sleeve for 'Andy Gump Fox Trot' by Harold Dixon       Sidney Smith [1877-1935]
Wikipedia • not listed at NCS

"The Gumps®" comic strip [1917-59]
Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

Andy Gump His Life Story book by Sidney Smith  "Andy Gump: His Life Story" [1924]
by Sidney Smith

The Reilly & Lee Co. hardcover [1924] out of print/scarce

In 1920-21, animator Wallace A. Carlson produced & directed more than 50 "The Gumps" animated shorts, some no longer than two minutes, for distribution through
Paramount and with writing credited to Sidney Smith. Between 1923 and 1928, Universal Pictures produced at least four dozen "The Gumps" two-reel silent comedies
starring Joe Murphy, one of the original Keystone Cops; only one seems to exist today.

photo from 1924 presidential campaign of cartoon & movie character Andy Gump  "Andy's Stump Speech" [Universal Pictures Nov 1924]
Eleventh episode of "The Gumps" two-reel comedy series; directed by Norman
Taurog; written by cartoonist Sidney Smith; starring Joe Murphy, Fay Tincher,
child actor Jack Morgan • credits from IMDb
available on the "Lost and Found: American Treasures" DVD [2013]
198-minute Image Ent. b&w/color DVD [9/2013] for $17.81

"The Gumps" radio program
First adapted for radio at W.G.N. Chicago; on air 1931 to 1934 starring Jack Boyle as Andy Gump, Dorothy Denvir as Min, Charles Flynn as Chester, and Bess Flynn as Tilda the
maid. The program then moved to the C.B.S. Radio Network from 1934 to 1937, starring Wilmer Walter as Andy Gump, Agnes Moorehead as his wife, and Jackie Kelk as their son.
entry at Wikipedia • no Old Time Radio CDs or MP3s found (2016)

Sidney Smith's 'The Gumps' book edited by Herb Galewitz  "Sidney Smith's The Gumps" [1974]
Edited by Herb Galewitz

Charles Scribner's Sons 9x10 hardcover [1974] out of print/used
L.O.A.C. Essentials Volume 2, The Gumps book edited by Dean Mullaney   "L.O.A.C. Essentials Volume 2: The Gumps - The Saga of Mary Gold" [2013]
by Sidney Smith, Edited by Dean Mullaney

The Library of American Comics Essentials team at I.D.W. Publishing is printing a full year of important daily comic strips, one strip per page. For "The Gumps", L.O.A.C. chose "The Saga of Mary Gold", basically a year-long serial printed in 1928-29.
I.D.W. Publng/L.O.A.C. 4½x11½ hardcover [4/2013] for $14.58
I.D.W. Publng/L.O.A.C. 4½x11½ hardcover [4/2013] out of print/used


Art Spiegelman
browse books • agent webpage • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page

Complete Maus  "The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale" [1992]
received a Special Pulitzer Award in 1992
Pantheon 9½x6¾ pb boxed set [10/93] for $17.64
Gardners Books pb [9/2003] out of print/used
Pantheon 9½x6¾ hardcover [11/96] for $22.05

watch BBC-TV 12/2011 interview [7:42] at YouTube
"Art Spiegelman, Traits de M้moire" documentary [2010] /tt1591607/
"Still Moving: Pilobolus At Forty" documentary [2012] /tt2093237/

watch ABC-Australia 10/2013 "Life After Maus" short film [11:06] at YouTube

Spiegelman Co-Mix exhibit [Nov 2013 - March 2014] at The Jewish Museum in New York City
watch 12/2013 interview from Co-Mix exhibit [3:54] at YouTube

gonzo cartoonist Ralph Steadman
browse books • credits at IMDb • official website • Wikipedia

The Joke's Over / Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson & Me  
"The Joke's Over: Bruised Memories - Gonzo, Hunter S. Thompson & Me"
[2006] Written & illustrated by Ralph Steadman, Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Harvest Books 8x5¼ pb [10/2007] for $10.20
Harcourt 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $17.16

Spirit of America's Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005] Page

For No Good Reason documentary feature about gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman  "For No Good Reason" documentary feature [Sony Pictures Classics 2013?]
Actor Johnny Depp and a camera crew visit gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman at his home studio.
Produced by Itch Films co-founder Lucy Paul; directed by Charlie Paul; featuring Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005], Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant & Jann Wenner
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site

cartoonist Saul Steinberg [1914-99]
browse books • Saul Steinberg Foundation [est. 1999] • Wikipedia

Saul Steinberg biography by Deirdre Bair  
"Saul Steinberg: A Biography" [2012] by Deirdre Bair
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [11/2012] for $21.99
Nan A. Talese 9x6¾ deckle-edge hardcover [11/2012] for $22.98

manga master Osamu Tezuka [1928-89]
"Tezuka was the main force in the creation of the long-arc, story manga format that today rivals novels and films in its powers of expression."
The bespectacled, smiling, beret-wearing gentleman was dubbed 'the God of Manga': he brought the form into the mainstream with
"Astro Boy" [1952-68], "Kimba The White Lion" [1950-54], and "Buddha" [1972-83], and elevated manga into a serious art form.
official website • IMDb listing • author entry at Wikipedia

logo for Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in Takarazuka, Hy๖go, Japan

"The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime" []
by Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions, translation by Frederik L. Schodt
Stone Bridge Press, $29.95 paperback, 928p., 9781611720259

Doonesbury on Time Magazine cover 9 February 1976       Garry Trudeau
browse books • credits at IMDb • credits at IBDb
Wikipedia • NCS page

"Doonesbury" comic strip [est. 1970]
browse books • official Doonesbury website

Doonesbury TV special  "A Doonesbury Special" animated ½-hour short [N.B.C. Nov 1977]
Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Garry Trudeau and animators John & Faith Hubley; Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short, won Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Short Film
Pyramid Media color DVD [1/2005] for $29.95
Pacific Arts color VHS [4/90] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Doonesbury musical poster  "Doonesbury: A New Musical" [1983]
Book & lyrics by Garry Trudeau, music by Elizabeth Swados
cast album/recordings not available; Broadway credits
11"x17" Broadway play poster from Amazon for $4.98
Holt, Rinehart & Winston hardcover playscript [1/83] out of print/used
film of the Broadway cast [Nov 1983]
Directed by Jacques Levy; starring Ralph Bruneau, Mark Linn-Baker, Gary Beach, Keith Szarabajka, Laura Dean, Albert Macklin, Barbara Andres, Kate Burton, Lauren Tom & Reathel Bean • video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb
40 Doonesbury Retrospective book by G.B. Trudeau  
"40: A Doonesbury Retrospective" [2010] by G.B. Trudeau
Andrews McMeel Publng 14x10¼ slipcover edition [10/2010] for $59.00

Bill Ward: Wikipedia

Chris Ware: browse books • Wikipedia

AK's Acme Novelty Archive fansite

Jimmy Corrigan / Smartest Kid on Earth  
"Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth" [2000]
Pantheon 6½x8 pb [4/2003] for $12.32
Pantheon 6¾x8½ hardcover [9/2000] for $22.05

Calvin & Hobbes       Bill Watterson {retired 1995}
books • Wikipedia

"Calvin & Hobbes" comic strip [1985-95]
browse books • official website • Toonopedia page

MG's Calvin & Hobbes fansite

Complete Calvin & Hobbes  "The Complete Calvin and Hobbes" multi-volume sets [2005]
Andrews McMeel 11x9½x4" pb [11/2012]
4-volume slipcover edition for $56.30
{weighs 14.3 pounds!}
Andrews McMeel 12½x11¼ hardcover [10/2005]
3-volume slipcover edition for $89.89
{weighs 22.5 pounds!}
publisher's bookpage

"Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes" documentary [2013] /tt2222206/

Gahan Wilson
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

"The Man In The Cannibal Pot" [c 1967, Avon pb 5/70]

Ziggy daily panel character in black & white    Ziggy daily cartoon 40th Anniversary logo, 1971-2011        Tom Wilson [1931-2011]
browse books • Wikipedia

strip taken over by son Tom Wilson II in 1987

"Ziggy" comic strip [est. 1968, strip 6/1971]
official website • Wikipedia

Blondie & Dagwood comic strip logo       Murat Bernard 'Chic' Young [1901-73]
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia • NCS page

"Blondie" comic strip [est. 1930]
official website • Toonopedia page

'Blondie' movie series fansite

Bumstead Family History  
"Blondie: The Bumstead Family History" [2007]
by Dean Young & Melena Ryzik

Thomas Nelson 11x9 hardcover [9/2007] for $19.79

Long-Running  Comics/Strip  Characters
This section is for long-running strips or comic books, often with multiple artists

Little Orphan Annie and her dog Sandy {"Arf!"}       "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip [1924-2010]
final strip • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page
created & drawn from 1924 to 1968 by Harold Gray [1894-1968]
drawn by various artists 1968-74
reruns only 1974-79
drawn 1979-2000 by Leonard Starr
drawn from June 2000 by Jay Maeder & Andrew Pepoy
then by Jay Maeder & Ted Slampyak
drawn from July 2004 to end in June 2010 by Ted Slampyak of Bernalillo, NM

The Phantom comic book cover       "The Phantom" comic strip [est. 1936]
videos/DVDs • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page
created by Lee Falk [1911-99]:
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia • NCS page
drawn since 2000 by Graham Nolan: Wikipedia • NCS page

'Deep Woods' fansite

"The Phantom: The Graham Nolan Sundays"
Vol. 1: Moonstone 10¼x6½ pb [12/2004] out of print/rare
Vol. 2: Moonstone 10¼x6½ pb [12/2005] out of print/used

The Phantom serial 1943 starring Tom Tyler  "The Phantom" 15-chapter serial [Columbia Dec 1943]
An archeologist, greedy treasure hunters, and foreign spies each seek the Lost City of Zoloz; the spies stir up the peaceful natives and kill The Phantom, so his young son inherits the Skull Throne and all its dangers.Directed by B.Reeves Eason; starring Tom Tyler & Jeanne Bates • full credits from IMDb
V.C.I. Ent. b&w DVD [1/2001] 2 disks for $14.99
V.C.I. Ent. b&w VHS [3/2000] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
more Silent & Sound Movie Serials at Magic Lantern Video & Books Store
Popeye the Sailor      "Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye the Sailor"
comic strip [est. 1929]

official website • Wikipedia
created in 1929 & drawn until 1938 by E.C. Segar [1894-1938]:
books • credits at IMDb • Wikipedia
drawn from 1958 to 1994 by Bud Sagendorf [1915-94]: NCS page
Sunday strip drawn since 1994 by Hy Eisman: NCS page

Popeye statue in Crystal City, Texas
Handbook of Texas Popeyepage
'Complete E.C. Segar Popeye' book

Popeye Section on Magic Lantern's Fleischer Studios Page

Popeye feature film  "Popeye" feature film [Disney/Paramount Dec 1980]
Directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; script by Jules Feiffer; starring Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Wesley Ivan Hurt & Richard Libertini • full credits at IMDb
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2003] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [10/96] for $9.45
Golden Age of Cartoons Popeye Original Classics on DVD  "Popeye: Original Classics From The Fleischer Studio" on DVD [2005]
Mackinac Media DVD [12/2005] out of prodn/used
includes seven short cartoons & three two-reelers; extras include rare interviews

Announced 6/2012: Sony hired director Genndy Tartakovsky to take on a big-screen
animated update of “Popeye” • not listed at IMDb (2016)

Prince Valiant In The Days of King Arthur      "Prince Valiant" comic strip [est. 1937]
Wikipedia • Toonopedia page
created & drawn/written from 1937-80
by Harold R. 'Hal' Foster [1892-1982]
books • BP's bio page • Wikipedia • NCS page
drawn 1971-2004 by John Cullen Murphy
books • Wikipedia

"Prince Valiant" feature film [1954] starring Robert Wagner & Janet Leigh

Superman: 'faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound'       "Superman" comics [est. 1938]
browse books • DC Comics official site • Wikipedia • Toonopedia page
"Superman" movies & tv shows
videos/DVDs • Superman character listing at IMDb

SY's Superman fansite
Superman TV shows fansite

The Complete Superman Cartoons on DVD  
"The Complete Superman Cartoons" [2000]
Image Ent color DVD [8/2000] for $26.99

Tarzan, Lord of The Apes       "Tarzan, Lord of The Apes" comic strip [1929-2000]
created by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] in 1912
Tarzan books series • Tarzan comics

"Tarzan" comic strip [1929-2000 plus reprints]
created & drawn from 1929-37 by Harold R. 'Hal' Foster [1892-1982]
books • BP's bio page • bio book [2002] • Wikipedia • NCS page
drawn from 1937-50 by Burne Hogarth [1911-96]:
ES's Hogarth fanpage • Wikipedia • NCS page
drawn from 1969-79 by Russ Manning [1929-81]
drawn from 1981-83 by Mike Grell
other artists include Rex Maxon, Bob Lubbers, Ruben Moreira & John Celardo

Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Tarzan' Movies Page

Brenda Starr, Reporter comic strip, 1940-2011        "Brenda Starr, Reporter" comic strip [1940-2011]
character credits [1945-89] at IMDb • Wikipedia
created June 1940 & drawn until 1980 by [Ms.] Dale Messick [1906-2005]
books • credits [1945-91] at IMDb • Wikipedia
drawn from 1980 to 1982 by Dale Messick & Ramona Fradon
drawn from 1982 to 1985 by Ramona Fradon & Linda Sutter
drawn from 1985 to 1995 by Ramona Fradon & Mary Schmich
drawn from 1995 to 2 Jan 2011 by Mary Schmich & June Brigman

"Brenda Starr, Reporter" 13-chapter b&w movie serial [Columbia 1945] /tt0037556/
"Brenda Starr" color TV movie [1976] /tt0074239/
"Brenda Starr" color feature film [1989] /tt0096978/


Archie Comics, since 1941        "Archie" comics [since 1941]
'Archie Andrews' character credits [1962-2006] at IMDb • official website • Wikipedia

"Life With Archie" TV movie [ABC-TV 1962]
"Archie" TV movie [ABC-TV 1964] /tt0777187/
"The Archie Show" ½-hour animated TV series [Filmation/CBS-TV 1968] /tt0062541/
"Archie's Fun House" hour-long animated TV series [Filmation/CBS-TV 1970–71] /tt0065273/
"Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again" TV movie [D.I.C./NBC-TV 1990] /tt0099054/

Announced 6/2013: Archie Comics is planning live-action films for the iconic Riverdale teens;
Jason Moore is attached to direct a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("Glee") • not listed at IMDb (2016)

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