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Right Around Home creator Dudley Fisher didn’t enjoy looking down on others, but his comic strip did. Jonathan Barli looks at the largely forgotten master of the bird’s-eye point of view and presents a generous sample of his work.
Millions know Fritzi Ritz better as "Aunt Fritz,” the long-suffering caretaker of Nancy. But when she made her debut on the comic page she was Fritzi Ritz, flapper. We present some of her pre-Nancy escapades when her creator, Larry Whittington, was at the strip's helm.
Unable to serve in the military, Li’l Abner creator Al Capp spearheaded cartoonists’ effort to raise money to fight World War II. Jay Maeder looks at Capp’s cartooning contribution to the cause.
Before he achieved cartooning immortality on Nancy, a teenaged Ernie Bushmiller was honing his chops on a comic strip about a hapless boxer and his long-suffering manager. We present a sampling of pre-Nancy Bushmiller and his strip Mac the Manager.
For decades, the art agency Johnstone and Cushing employed many top cartoonists, including Neal Adams, Milton Caniff, Stan Drake, Dik Browne and others. But today it’s largely forgotten. Tom Heintjes chronicles the rise and fall of a most unusual comics company.
Take a wealthy, beautiful, globetrotting bombshell, add the unique talents of creator Bob Lubbers, and you have Robin Malone. Dave Edwards unravels the mystery behind the strip’s conclusion to ask: Whatever happened to Robin?