(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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Philly Fan-Addicts: The 2018 Reuben Awards Weekend

The glitz! The glamour! The chilling sight of alcohol-based life forms poured into tuxedos! As we do each year, we present our photo… more »

Who Will Win? Our Reuben Awards Predictions!

It’s almost time for cartoonists from around the country to convene at the annual meeting of the National Cartoonists Society. To be held… more »

All in the Family: A Cartooning Roundtable

Just like any other creative industry, cartooning has always had dynasties. Tom Heintjes talks to four creators who followed their cartoonist forebears into… more »

Clash of the Titans: An Interview with the Author of “Slugfest”

In an era when our society is riven by acrimonious and seemingly intractable divisions, we’ve become nostalgic for a more carefree societal division:… 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 »

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 »

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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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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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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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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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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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Philly Fan-Addicts: The 2018 Reuben Awards Weekend

The glitz! The glamour! The chilling sight of alcohol-based life forms poured into tuxedos! As we do each year, we present our photo… more »

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Who Will Win? Our Reuben Awards Predictions!

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Dale Hale and the “Peanuts” Comic Book: The Interview

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