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. Arlo and Janis – Arlo and Janis is an American gag-a-day comic strip written and drawn by Jimmy Johnson. It is a leisurely paced domestic situation comedy and it was first published in newspapers on July 29,1985. The focus of the strip is tightly on its two characters, a middle-aged, middle-class baby boomer couple with an easygoing approach to life. The family surname is Day, but its rarely used in the strip. Johnson confessed, When I first sold the strip, the family had no name, the strip itself had no name. Preparing to launch, the brain trust decided, Lets make their name Day. However, it turned out there was an old, semi-defunct newspaper column called Day by Day, the strip was named Arlo and Janis. I subsequently kept the name ‘Day. ’ Why not and he works for one of those vague, comic-strip corporations that survives year after year despite inept management, disgruntled workers and no apparent purpose. Arlo is drawn wearing a tie when at work, and at home he wears jeans and his character is generally laid back and ironic. He enjoys barbecues, and dreams and daydreams of sailing and he can be riled by injustice and marauding squirrels. He ponders the meaning of life, monitors his decline, like Arlo, she is shown to have an undefined corporate job, at which she has been known to receive embarrassing faxes and emails from Arlo. Especially in earlier strips, she was portrayed as insecure about her looks and, due to that insecurity and she worries about Arlos health and about Gene growing up. Janis is sincere, straightforward, and works hard on her relationships and she gets plenty of exercise, and enjoys gardening. She has at times sunbathed secretly, despite the danger to her health, a highlight of the strips run was when Janis bobbed her shoulder-length hair. Arlo and Janis were once joined by their son, but as Gene slowly matured. Johnson maintained that Genes diminished role in the strip was due to his wanting to show realistically the way that adolescents begin to lead their own lives, in time, Gene received more panel-time as his relationship with Mary Lou blossomed. The couple surprised Arlo and Janis with a wedding ceremony in September 2012. They were presented as Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Day in the panel of the next days installment
2. Baby Blues – Baby Blues is an American comic strip created and produced by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott since January 7,1990. Distributed by King Features Syndicate since 1995, the focuses on the MacPherson family and specifically on the raising of the three MacPherson children. When the strip debuted, the MacPherson family consisted of Darryl and Wanda, the first strip took place in the hospital room shortly after Zoe was born. Later, two more children—Hammie, the child and the only son, and Wren, the youngest child—were added to the family. Both Kirkman and Scott have drawn from their own parenting experiences as a source for the strips content, the strip features three families, according to the strips Family Tree page. A manager by profession, noticeable with his large nose and he is sometimes unaware of his wifes exhausted state. In various strips, Zoe, Wren and Hammie wait to meet him right when he gets home from work, in some strips, he appears to dislike a kids show called The Whistling Monkey Cowboy Band. He also tends to swear when accidentally injuring himself or frustrated which Wren repeats in some strips and he also tends to make mistakes, such as in Wrens ultrasound, he mistakes her for a boy. He is possibly a child because they never said anything in the comic that he has siblings. Though she originally had a job as a public relations executive, however, she becomes frustrated and jealous of the women she regards as better mothers. She is sometimes upset with her children but still loves them and she later wondered if she did the right thing or not. She has breastfed Zoe, Hammie, and Wren and currently breastfeeds Wren, Zoe MacPherson, The oldest sibling, age 9. She tends to fuss the most over what Wanda does and she likes to blame things on Hammie a lot, even when she was the one who actually did something wrong. Originally, her name was Jennifer, but a strip dated April 9,2007. Zoe is not usually a brat but an average child and this is represented when she is shown playing with toys, watching childrens shows, playing with other children, and not having a clear view of the world earlier on in the strip. She, Hammie, and Wren do not have any known cousins because the uncle or aunt they have is single and has no kids. Hamish MacPherson, The middle sibling, usually called Hammie, age 6 and he has great fondness and uninhibited enthusiasm for trucks, and can tell their model by sight, as proven in several strips. He has freckles and his hair is black like Wandas and he is the only MacPherson child that doesnt have orange hair
3. 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
4. Between Friends (comics) – Between Friends is an internationally syndicated comic strip written by Canadian Sandra Bell-Lundy. The comic strips appear in more than 175 newspapers in ten countries around the world, three middle-aged professional women and the problems that they face in their lives are the main focus throughout the comic strip series. Initially, Maeve, Susan, and Kimberly were all childless, between Friends initially appeared in the St. Catharines Standard in May 1990, and was syndicated by King Features in February 1994. Bell-Lundys original artwork used for the strips was displayed at Artway Gallery in Brampton, Ontario, all the minor characters are connected to Kim, Maeve, or Susan. Kimberly previously wrote a column on womens issues from home and she is currently a homemaker and struggling to find a new source of intellectual fulfilment. Derek, high school English teacher, was a father before his new marriage to Kim. Danny has adjusted from being Dereks son to Derek and Kims son and he is always in the latest kids fads such as Pokémon, Crash Bandicoot, Yu-Gi-Oh. and Duel Masters. He also loves food but hates making his own meals, Maeve is a spicy divorcée who always has a snappy comeback. Shes the one that a person always remembers at parties, shes a great Sales Director at the office, less great with her personal life. Helen is Maeves co-worker, sounding board and voice of experience at the office, shes married with two kids in their pre-teens. He periodically drops in and spreads chaos, Susan like Maeve, works in a professional office. Previously she and her husband Harvey were DINKYs, after struggling with infertility treatments, they adopted a daughter, Emma. Harvey is a funeral director and Susans supportive husband. Emma is Susan and Harveys adopted daughter, tina is Susans office buddy and frazzled mom with two kids in diapers. The strip is drawn in detail and appears in colour and it usually runs to four panels, the Sunday strip is in a two tiered format with a large throw away logo panel appearing on the left of the strip. The characters are living in their homes, or offices. Unlike usual comics where the characters are frozen in time, here the characters are shown being aging, Emma and Danny, who were show as little tots, are now shown to be grown children. Sometimes the strip is serialised with the running for a week or more on occasions
5. 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
6. 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