Merry Christmas from Hogan’s Alley!

We are pleased to offer our annual Christmas goodies to Hogan’s Alley readers: the complete sequence from NEA’s 1939 holiday package, followed by… more »

A Cavalcade of Cartoonists’ Christmas Cards

Cartoonists don’t limit their expression to their published work, as the cards below demonstrate. Largely taken from the fabled collection of Hogan’s Alley… more »

Roy to the World: The Christmas Card Art of Roy Doty

We are proud to present a collection of the Christmas card art of the late and very great Roy Doty. Doty, who had… more »

The Importance of Being Ernie: An Interview with the Authors of “How to Read Nancy”

You say you’ve read Nancy for years and that you’ve given the strip all the thought it merits (however much you feel that… more »

The Christmas Card Art of Johnny Hart

Johnny Hart was the epitome of a peripatetic talent. Apart from his groundbreaking work on B.C. and the Wizard of Id, Hart dipped… more »

Ho-Ho-Hogan! (Deluxe 2017 Edition)

We are pleased to offer our annual Christmas goodies to Hogan’s Alley readers, this year in four parts! First up, the complete sequence… more »

(Not) Home for the Holidays: Milton Caniff’s Christmas Strips

Editor’s note: The following article was originally published in the Henderson (N.C.) Daily Dispatch. By David Irvine Comic strips aren’t always funny—sometimes they… more »

A Penny for Your Thoughts: A Look at Harry Haenigsen’s “Penny”

One of the archetypal teenager comic strips during the heyday of sock hops and malt shops, Penny was a reflection of its times… more »

The View from On High: Dudley Fisher’s “Right Around Home”

In Right Around Home, readers enjoyed a bird’s-eye view of a fictional all-American neighborhood, an innovative narrative point of view that distinguished the… more »

Fritzi Ritz Before Bushmiller: She’s Come a Long Way, Baby!

Who created Nancy? You’re unlikely to stump any reasonably knowledgeable comics fan with that question. (If you don’t know that the response to… more »

Presarvin’ Freedom: Al Capp, Treasury Man

Unable to serve in the military, Al Capp spearheaded cartoonists’ effort to raise money to fight World War II. Jay Maeder explores their… more »

Four of a Kind: A Cartooning Roundtable

Editor’s note: This interview was originally published in Hogan’s Alley #13. Though the dimensions of a comic-strip artist’s work has diminished over the… more »

Everybody’s Friend: Remembering Stan Lee and Dan DeCarlo’s “My Friend Irma”

You’re not familiar with Irma Peterson? In the ’50s, she was Queen of All Media. Andrew Pepoy examines her comic strip incarnation (Note:… more »

Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Johnstone and Cushing

Dik Browne ran through the lobby shrieking, his bloody shirt tattered and flapping in his wake. Al Stenzel, art director at Johnstone and… more »

The Johnny Hart Interview

Note: This interview was originally published in Hogan’s Alley #2, 1995. Johnny Hart is the most self-effacing of geniuses. He is the quiet… more »

Westward Ho! The 2017 Reuben Awards Weekend in Pictures

In late May, members of the National Cartoonists Society convened in Portland, Oregon, for the organization’s annual meeting. Awards were given, old friendships… more »

The Deadliest Ads Alive!

With the world grown smaller and the Far East drawn so near, it’s hard to imagine a time when martial arts had an… more »

Alex Raymond’s Last Ride

Stan Drake talks about surviving the fatal car wreck that took Alex Raymond’s life—was it an accident or suicide? By Arlen Schumer The… more »

The Goodbye Girl: The Cathy Guisewite Interview

The comics page wasn’t home to many distinctly female voices in 1976, when Cathy Guisewite’s eponymous strip made its debut. But for the… more »

Who Will Win? Our Fearless Reuben Awards Predictions for 2017!

One weekend each year, cartoonists from across the country (and some from around the world) convene for the National Cartoonists Society’s annual meeting… more »

Web Extras: Hogan’s Alley #21

No matter how many pages an issue of Hogan’s Alley has, it’s never enough! We wanted to share some content that we either… more »

Reigning Cat and Dog: An Interview with MUTTS Creator Patrick McDonnell

Editor’s note: This interview originally appeared in Hogan’s Alley #20. By the time most successful comic strips have turned 20 years old, their… more »

Hogan’s Alley Nabs the Eisner Award at the San Diego Comic-Con!

We are so proud to have won the Eisner Award for Best Comics Periodical at the San Diego Comic-Con! Thanks to everyone who… more »

Tennessee Tuxedos: The 2016 Reuben Awards in Pictures

The glitz! The glamour! The chilling sight of alcohol-based life forms poured into tuxedos! We want to share with you our photo album… more »

“Loud” Out Loud: An Interview with Animator Chris Savino

Every once in a while, if the planets align perfectly, a cartoonist gets to make a deeply felt personal statement in his work… more »

The Statuesque of Liberty

Liberty Meadows creator Frank Cho works overtime to make the comics page safe for his inimitable brand of bombshell. BOB KENNEDY talks to… more »

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Merry Christmas from Hogan’s Alley!

We are pleased to offer our annual Christmas goodies to Hogan’s Alley readers: the complete sequence from NEA’s 1939 holiday package, followed by… more »

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A Cavalcade of Cartoonists’ Christmas Cards

Cartoonists don’t limit their expression to their published work, as the cards below demonstrate. Largely taken from the fabled collection of Hogan’s Alley… more »

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Roy to the World: The Christmas Card Art of Roy Doty

We are proud to present a collection of the Christmas card art of the late and very great Roy Doty. Doty, who had… more »

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The Importance of Being Ernie: An Interview with the Authors of “How to Read Nancy”

You say you’ve read Nancy for years and that you’ve given the strip all the thought it merits (however much you feel that… more »

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The Christmas Card Art of Johnny Hart

Johnny Hart was the epitome of a peripatetic talent. Apart from his groundbreaking work on B.C. and the Wizard of Id, Hart dipped… more »

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Ho-Ho-Hogan! (Deluxe 2017 Edition)

We are pleased to offer our annual Christmas goodies to Hogan’s Alley readers, this year in four parts! First up, the complete sequence… more »

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(Not) Home for the Holidays: Milton Caniff’s Christmas Strips

Editor’s note: The following article was originally published in the Henderson (N.C.) Daily Dispatch. By David Irvine Comic strips aren’t always funny—sometimes they… more »

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Russell Johnson and “Mister Oswald”: A Tale of Two Proprietors

“Dual careers” hardly begins to describe Russell Johnson, who produced the Mister Oswald strip for an astonishing 62 years while also running a… more »

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: A Look at Harry Haenigsen’s “Penny”

One of the archetypal teenager comic strips during the heyday of sock hops and malt shops, Penny was a reflection of its times… more »