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 »

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 »

Punch Lines: Ernie Bushmiller’s Mac the Manager

In 1924, when Ernie Bushmiller was 19, he began producing Mac the Manager for the sports page of the New York Evening Graphic.… more »

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 »

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 »