Web Extras: Hogan’s Alley #20

Hogan’s Alley #20 featured our customary appreciation of cartooning, spanning material from the medium’s formative years to the present. Among other features in… more »


The Life (and Death?) of Robin: Bob Lubbers’ “Robin Malone”

One day in September 1969, a skinny nine-year-old opened up the local newspaper to the comics page. One strip caught his eye, introducing… more »


A Look Back at Jefferson Machamer’s “Gags & Gals”

Comics historian Ron Goulart looks at Jefferson Machamer’s Gags & Gals Sunday feature. Jefferson Machamer was one of the several cartoonists who rose… more »


Madge’s Magic: A Look at a Forgotten Graphic Masterpiece

Jenny E. Robb and Richard D. Olson examine Madge, the Magician’s Daughter by the little-known W.O. Wilson. In 1906 and 1907, W.O. Wilson… 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 »


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 »


Happiness Is a Newspaper Tour: A Peanuts Oddity

We recently stumbled across this gem (props to longtime Hogan’s Alley reader Harry McCracken for resurrecting it years ago) and wanted to share… 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 »


Bill Kresse and “Super” Duper

“Super” Duper isn’t just one of Jimmy Olsen’s favorite interjections. It’s also the title of a Sunday strip by Rolf Ahlsen and Bill… more »


Jack and Betsy and Me

In the spring of 1958 another of Jack Cole’s dreams came true. He began doing a newspaper strip of his own, Betsy and… more »

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