All in Features
During its century-plus existence, the comic strip has produced defining moments that held the American public in its unique thrall; these moments were the first thing everyone turned to in the newspaper. This feature collects the event that grabbed the public's fancy like no others.
Comic-book superheroes weren't the only ones who felled their foes with a mighty blow. Purveyors of the martial arts offered to confer deadly fighting skill upon readers. Dan Kelly chronicles the rise and fall of one of the medium's more reprobate advertising trends.
In a talk delivered to his fellow cartoonists in 1994, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz recounted his early days, his creative methods and the cartoonist's obligation to the industry.
George Luks is the fine artist who also for a time handled the Yellow Kid, then the country’s most popular comics character. Richard Olson chronicles the life of the man who was himself quite a character.
Renowned author Flannery O'Connor had also been a prolific, and proficient, cartoonist. Tom Heintjes examines O'Connor's cartooning years and presents a sample of her work, some of it unseen for decades.
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?