Sunday Funnies Turns 100 and Related SU Press Books

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This past weekend CBS Sunday Morning featured a fascinating look at comics in the segment “The King of Sunday funnies turns 100.” A century ago, King Features Syndicate was created by newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst. The syndicate brought comics like Blondie and Dagwood, Popeye and Dennis the Menace to popularity.

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Fans of comics will be happy to know that the Syracuse University Press has recently published the following books- Gene Basset’s Vietnam Sketchbook: A Cartoonist’s Wartime Perspective by Thom Rooke. As well as, Peanuts, Pogo, and Hobbes: A Newspaper Editor’s Journey Through the World of Comics by George Lockwood and Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon by J. Richard Stevens.

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