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…
K is for Krazy Kat, a comic strip which ran from 1913 to 1944. It was created by George Herriman. The characters had already been introduced in another Herriman creation – The Dingbat Family. Krazy Kat centered around a carefree, simple-minded cat named Krazy and a short-tempered mouse named Ignatz. Krazy loves the mouse but the feeling is not reciprocated as Ignatz constantly throws bricks at Krazy.
Krazy Kat featured detailed characterization and dramatically changing backgrounds. While the comic strip only had moderate success at the time, it was praised by intellectuals and now, many years later, many modern cartoonists have sited the strip as a major influence.
A is for Archie
B is for Blondie
C is for Calvin and Hobbes
D is for Dilbert
E is for Ella Cinders
F is for Family Circus
G is for Garfield
H is for Hagar the Horrible
I is for The Invisible Scarlet O’Neil
J is for Joe Palooka