Monday, April 19, 2010

For over thirty years, Chic Young drew this "topper" for his Sunday Blondie comic strip. It's hard to imagine the day when cartoonists had so much room on the comics pages that they actually had to draw an extra comic strip to fill up the space. If you're young enough to not know, or old enough to have forgotten, a page of the Sunday comics used to be about as wide as a computer keyboard, and each comic had the entire width of the page.

By the way, early in his career, Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon) assisted Chic Young on Blondie.
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  1. And that's how Alexander Bumstead got his name...

    Don't forget long-time Blondie assist man Jim Raymond was Alex's brother!

  2. That is pretty cool. I did not know that. And I never drew the relation between Alex and Jim. Thanks for the info!