Comics History

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 »

Comics History

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 »

Biographical

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 »

Comics History

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 »

Features

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 »

Comics History

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 »

Comics History

(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 »

Biographical

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 »

Comics History

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 »

Comics History

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 »