For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of comic strips. For those young ones out there, a comic strip is a few drawn panels telling a story which appears in the newspaper. The first daily comic strip began in 1907, but the color comics (Sunday funnies) actually began back in 1894.
If you are here looking for my typical Thursday post on a writing/publishing topic, I will go back to my regular schedule in May. Until then, enjoy the A to Z Challenge…
There are lots of good comic strips that start with B. I thought about Beetle Bailey, the U.S. Army themed comic strip that started in the 1950s, or Baby Blues, the current running comic strip (started in 1990) about the MacPherson family. But I went with B is for Blondie. This comic strip started in 1930 by Chic Young who drew the strip until his death in 1973. His son Dean then took over creative control of the strip.
Blondie follows the Bumstead family – Blondie, her husband Dagwood, their kids Alexander and Cookie and their dog Daisy. The comic strip has run in 2,000 newspapers in 47 countries and translated into 35 languages. At 90 years old, the comic strip is still running with a few updates (jobs, clothing, technology) from where it began.
A is for Archie