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 Monday post on a parenting topic, I will go back to my regular schedule in May. Until then, enjoy the A to Z Challenge…
E is for Ella Cinders, a comic strip take on the classic Cinderella story line. It began back in 1925 and ran until 1961. It was created by writer Bill Counselman and drawn by artist Charles Plumb, who drew the strip from 1925 to 1950. After that Fred Fox (1950-1960) and Roger Armstrong (1960-1961) are credited with drawing the strip.
The story starts out with the classic Cinderella-type story with Ella, her stepmother and her two stepsisters. But she also has a brother (Blackie) and a boyfriend (Waite Lifter). And in this strip, Ella escapes her drudgery by fleeing to Hollywood.
A is for Archie
B is for Blondie
C is for Calvin and Hobbes
D is for Dilbert