Category:Comics about married people
Pages in category "Comics about married people"
The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 32 pages are in this category, out of 32 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Barney Google and Snuffy Smith – Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, originally Take Barney Google, Frinstance, is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Billy DeBeck. Since its debut on June 17,1919, the strip has gained an international readership. The initial appeal of the led to its adaptation to film, animation, popular song. It added several terms and phrases to the English language and inspired the 1923 hit tune Barney Google with lyrics by Billy Rose, as well as the 1923 record, Come On, Spark Plug. Barney Google himself, once the star of the strip and a popular character in his own right, has been almost entirely phased out of the feature. An increasingly peripheral player in his own strip beginning in the late 1930s, Google was officially out in 1954. These cameos were often years apart—from a period between 1997 and 2012, Barney Google wasnt seen in the strip at all, Google was reintroduced to the strip in 2012, and has been seen very occasionally since, making several week-long appearances. Snuffy Smith, who was introduced as a supporting player in 1934, has now been the comic strips central character for over 60 years. Nevertheless, the feature is still titled Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, like Mutt and Jeff, Barney Google started out on the sports page. First appearing as a strip in the sports sections of the Chicago Herald and Examiner in 1919, it was originally titled Take Barney Google. The title character, a fellow with big banjo eyes, was an avid sportsman and neer-do-well involved in poker, horse racing. The goggle-eyed, moustached, gloved and top-hatted, bulbous-nosed, cigar-chomping shrimp was relentlessly henpecked by a three times his size. The formidable Mrs. Lizzie Google, a. k. a. the sweet woman, sued Barney for divorce, by October 1919, the strip was distributed by King Features Syndicate and was published in newspapers across the country. Beginning on July 17,1922, the strip would take a turn in popularity with the seemingly innocuous introduction of an endearing race horse named Spark Plug. Barneys beloved brown-eyed baby was a bow-legged nag who seldom raced, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz was known to his friends as Sparky, a lifelong nickname given to him by his uncle as a diminutive of Barney Googles Spark Plug. Comics historian Don Markstein noted that, Sparkys first race became one of comics first national media events, so great was the publics enthusiasm that DeBeck, who had been planning to retire the plug after that one storyline, made him a permanent part of the cast. Spark Plug was such a star during the 1920s that children who enjoyed the comics were liable to get Sparky for an example, Charles M. Sparky Schulz. In deference to his enormous popularity during this period, the strip was retitled Barney Google, DeBecks strip hit its peak of popularity with Spark Plug at about the same time the song Barney Google by Billy Rose and Con Conrad was sweeping the country
2. Bringing Up Father – Bringing Up Father was an American comic strip created by cartoonist George McManus. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, it ran for 87 years, from January 12,1913, many readers, however, simply called the strip Jiggs and Maggie, after its two main characters. According to McManus, he introduced these same characters in other strips as early as November 1911, the humor centers on an immigrant Irishman named Jiggs, a former hod carrier who came into wealth in the United States by winning a million dollars in a sweepstakes. Now nouveau-riche, he longs to revert to his former working class habits. Her lofty goal—frustrated in nearly every strip—is to bring father up to upper class standards, hence the title, the occasional malapropisms and left-footed social blunders of these upward mobiles were gleefully lampooned in vaudeville, popular song, and formed the basis for Bringing Up Father. The strip presented multiple perceptions of Irish Catholic ethnics during the early 20th century, through the character Jiggs, McManus gave voice to their anxieties and aspirations. McManus took a position, which aided ethnic readers in becoming accepted in American society without losing their identity. A cross-country tour that the characters took in September 1939 into 1940 gave the strip a big promotional boost, Jiggs and Maggie were generally drawn with circles for eyes, a feature more often associated with the later strip, Little Orphan Annie. McManus, who numbered Aubrey Beardsley among his influences, had a bold and his strong sense of composition and Art Nouveau and Art Deco design made the strip a stand-out on the comics page. McManus was inspired by The Rising Generation, a comedy by William Gill that he had seen as a boy in St. Louis, Missouris Grand Opera House. McManus knew Barry and used him as the basis for his drawings of Jiggs, McManus wife, the former Florence Bergere, was the model for daughter Nora. One of McManus friends, restaurateur James Moore, claimed he was the inspiration for the character Dinty Moore, James Moore changed his name to Dinty and founded a real-life restaurant chain. The restaurant owner, however, did not begin the successful line of Dinty Moore canned goods marketed today by Hormel, none of the nominal stars of the strip ever seemed to notice the animated figures, or anything unusual happening on the walls in the background directly behind them. The strip was an instant hit, possibly because of its combination of an appealing cast of characters with a look of art-nouveau splendor. Before McManus died, in 1954, Bringing Up Father made him two fortunes, by that time, Jiggss Irishness had faded—the new generation saw him as just a rich guy that liked to hang out with a regular crowd. An uncredited script collaborator on the strip was McManus brother, Charles W. McManus and he also had his own comic strips in the 1920s, Dorothy Darnit and Mr. Broad. In 1913, Rosies Beau was McManus Sunday page, and he revived it as a Sunday topper strip above Bringing Up Father. In 1941, McManus replaced Rosies Beau with Snookums which ran as the topper above Bringing Up Father until 1956, in the final episode of HBOs The Pacific, Robert Leckie is seen reading Snookums
3. The Bungle Family – The Bungle Family was an American gag-a-day comic strip, created by Harry J. Tuthill, that first appeared in 1918. Originally titled Home, Sweet Home, it first appeared as part of a series of rotating strips in the New York Evening Mail. The titular patriarch of the strip, long-suffering, cantankerous George Bungle, voiced the petty frustrations and joys of the man during the Jazz Age. Seen only sporadically in 1918, the strip was published daily and was syndicated by the end of 1919. Home, Sweet Home followed the adventures of Mabel and George, Tuthill took the strip to the McNaught Syndicate when the Evening Mail was sold in 1924, changing the name to The Bungle Family and adding daughter Peggy Bungle to the cast. A Sunday page was in existence by September 9,1923, Comics historian Don Markstein described life among the Bungles, George was skinny, middle-aged, cucumber-nosed and mustachioed, sort of like A. Mutt, Andy Gump or the self-caricatures of R. Crumb. Josie was his equivalent, not a dowdy old frump, but about as comfortably domestic looking as Mutts or Andys wife, or to cite a more recent example, Mrs. Ferdnand. They were typical lower middle class city people of the time, living in an apartment and having frequent run-ins with the landlord, bill collectors, neighbors and most of all. George and Jo would fight over practically anything and their disputes frequently went on for hours, provoked noise complaints to the police, dragged the neighbors in, or all three. They were not very likable, and certainly not high-minded, through them, Tuthill displayed a sort of amused contempt for the more petty concerns of ordinary urban life. The Bungles werent the sort of folks most people would want to live downstairs from, in the mid-1930s, Tuthill serialized exotic adventures and introduced a large supporting cast over the next several years—moves that were accompanied by a huge surge of public interest in the strip. Around this time, Tuthill began incorporating fantasy and time travel into the strip, reprints of the strip were first featured in the comic book Famous Funnies beginning with its first issue in 1934. Despite its fame, the strip was brought to a conclusion by its creator on August 1,1942, revived on May 17,1943, it ended permanently June 2,1945. In 1999, The Bungle Family was voted one of the Top 100 English language comics of the 20th Century by The Comics Journal, in 2006, it was announced that Spec Publications, a Colorado-based publisher of classic comics, planned to reprint The Bungle Family in collected editions. Waugh, Coulton, The Comics, MacMillan,1947,1991, the Bungle Family, A Complete Compilation,1928 / Harry J. Tuthill, introduction by Bill Blackbeard, The Hyperion library of classic American comic strips, Westport, Connecticut, Hyperion Press,1977. LCCN76053057 ISBN 0-88355-669-3 Hunter, Julius K, westmoreland and Portland places, the history and architecture of Americas Premier Private Streets, 1888-1988, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri,1988, p.84. The Bungle Family 1930, LOAC Essentials Volume 5, Library of American Comics Essentials, Hardcover – July 15,2014 / Harry J. Tuthill, ISBN1613779585 ISBN 978-1613779583 Flickr Lambiek, The Bungle Family The Press, Bungle. Time, August 18, 1930) Modern Mechanix, October 1936
4. Blondie (comic strip) – Blondie is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, the strip has been published in newspapers since September 8,1930, the success of the strip, which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband, led to the long-running Blondie film series and the popular Blondie radio program. Chic Young drew Blondie until his death in 1973, when control passed to his son Dean Young. Young has collaborated with a number of artists on Blondie, including Jim Raymond, Mike Gersher, Stan Drake, Denis Lebrun, through these changes, Blondie has remained popular, appearing in more than 2,000 newspapers in 47 countries and has been translated into 35 languages. Since 2006, Blondie has also been available via email through King Features DailyINK service, the name Boopadoop derives from the scat singing lyric that was popularized by Helen Kanes 1928 song I Wanna Be Loved by You. Left only with a check to pay their honeymoon, the Bumsteads are forced to become a suburban family. The marriage was a significant media event, given the strips popularity. The catalog for the University of Floridas 2005 exhibition,75 Years of Blondie, 1930–2005, from that point forward, she gradually assumed her position as the sensible head of the Bumstead household. And Dagwood, who previously had been cast in the role of man to Blondies comic antics. Dagwood Bumstead and family, including Daisy and the pups, live in the suburbs of Joplin, Missouri, according to the August 1946 issue of The Joplin Globe, Blondie Bumstead, The eponymous leading lady of the comic strip. Blondie is a smart, sweet, and responsible woman and she can be stressed at times when raising her family and because of Dagwoods antics, and despite being usually laid-back and patient, Blondie does get upset sometimes. She is also beautiful with gold hair, gentle curls. A friend once told Dagwood that Blondie looked like a million bucks, in 1991, she began a catering business with her neighbor, Tootsie. A kind and loving yet clumsy, naïve and lazy man whose cartoonish antics are the basis for the strip and he is a big fan of sports and has a large, insatiable appetite for food. Dagwood is especially fond of making and eating the mile-high Dagwood sandwich and he celebrates even the most insignificant holidays, and approaches Thanksgiving with the same reverence most people reserve for Christmas. His klutziness is also a part of his encounters with Mr. Beasley the mailman. Another subplot deals with Dagwood and his neighbor Herb and he can also often be seen napping on his couch. Alexander Bumstead, the child of Blondie and Dagwood who is in his late teens
5. Gasoline Alley – Gasoline Alley is a comic strip created by Frank King and currently distributed by Tribune Media Services. First published November 24,1918, it is the comic strip in the US and has received critical accolades for its influential innovations. In addition to color and page design concepts, King introduced real-time continuity to comic strips by showing his characters as they grew to maturity. The strip originated on the Chicago Tribunes black-and-white Sunday page, The Rectangle, one corner of The Rectangle introduced Kings Gasoline Alley, where characters Walt, Doc, Avery, and Bill held weekly conversations about automobiles. This panel slowly gained recognition, and the comic strip began August 24,1919 in the New York Daily News. The early years were dominated by the character Walt Wallet, Tribune editor Joseph Patterson wanted to attract women to the strip by introducing a baby, but Walt was not married. Only problem was the character, Walt Wallet, was a confirmed bachelor. On February 14,1921, Walt found the baby abandoned on his doorstep. That was the day Gasoline Alley entered history as the first comic strip in which the characters aged normally, the baby, named Skeezix, grew up, fought in World War II, and is now a retired grandfather. Walt married after all, and had children, who had children of their own. More characters entered the storyline on the periphery and some grew to occupy center stage, Skeezix called his adoptive father Uncle Walt. Unlike most comic strip children, he did not remain a baby or even a little boy for long and he grew up to manhood, the first occasion where real time was shown continually elapsing in a major comic strip over generations. By the time the United States entered World War II, Skeezix was an adult, courting Nina Clock and he later married Nina and had children. In the late 1960s, he faced a typical midlife crisis, Walt Wallet himself married Phyllis Blossom and had other children, who grew up and had kids of their own. During the 1970s and 1980s, under Dick Moores authorship, the characters briefly stopped aging, when Jim Scancarelli took over, natural aging was restored. The Sunday strip was launched October 24,1920, the 1930s Sunday pages did not always employ traditional gags but often offered a gentle view of nature, imaginary daydreaming with expressive art or naturalistic views of small town life. Whereas the dailies allowed events to unfold, Sunday was the day to savor experiences, the strip is still published in newspapers in the 21st century. Walt Wallet is now well over an old, while Skeezix has become a nonagenarian
6. Modeste et Pompon – Modeste and Pompon is a Belgian comic series consisting mainly of humorous one-page short stories about a temperamental young man and his girlfriend. Created by André Franquin, it was first published in Tintin magazine on October 19,1955, in 1955 comic-book artist André Franquin got into a dispute with Dupuis, the publishers of Spirou magazine, over financial arrangements concerning his characters. Since Franquin was unable to find the written confirmation of their agreement, he left to join the staff of the rival Tintin magazine, writers who contributed to the series included René Goscinny, Peyo, Greg and even Franquins mother-in-law. Franquin later found the written confirmation and the matter was settled with Dupuis, however, he was on a five-year contract with Tintin and was thus obliged to provide to both magazines, an unusual arrangement in the comic industry. He thus contributed a page to Tintin and a weekly page-and-a-half to Spirou. In 1959 the publishers of Tintin bought the rights to the characters, Franquins obligation to Tintin ended and he stuck to Spirou and Gaston Lagaffe. Modeste et Pompon continued until 1988, handled by other writers and her main occupation is to appeal to him to stay calm. Modeste is a short-tempered young suburbanite who is angered when things go wrong. Franquins period on the strip is seen as a reflection of the fashions of the 1950s. The items Felix tries to sell to Modeste include a TV remote control, the artists who succeeded Franquin updated the fashions to their own time periods and even removed Pompons namesakes from her hair. When the group of boys were first introduced, they were Félixs five cousins, later they became his nephews and numbered four before settling on just three. Franquin only named one of them, Dédé, the boys appear to be identical and wear different-coloured shirts. At one stage Modeste was asked to look after a baby and faced the dilemmas of feeding, changing. This set of stories coincided with the months of the life of Franquins daughter Isabelle. 1955-1959, Franquin 1959-1968, Dino Attanasio 1968-1975, Mitteï1975, Griffo 1976-1984, Dupont 1980-1988, Walli 1981, Eric Footnotes Franquin est Modeste