Sunday Funnies Turns 100 and Related SU Press Books
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.
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.