Brenda Starr Filing Her Last Story After 70 Years on Comics Pages

Brenda Starr calls it quits Jan. 2. Credit: AP Photo/Tribune Media Services, Inc.
When she was a little girl in Georgia, Mary Schmich laid the funny pages out on the living room floor every Sunday and caught up with her favorite characters. "T...
Plucky girl reporter ends her adventures after 70 years.

Spider-Man Meets Barack Obama

As you've probably heard by now, Marvel Comics is celebrating Barack Obama's inaguration with a special edition of their Spider-Man comic, in which the webslinger saves the President from the Chameleon. Not to give the whole story away, but my chi...

Comic Books no Barrier to Presidency

It used to be that kids hoarding comic books would justify the hobby by claiming that someday their collection would be worth enough to send them to college. But when the time came, they often went off to college with out them and mom would toss them...

Cartoon bunny attempts suicide, real-life children follow suit

(Click the photo to see the Top 10 Children's Books on Life Changing Subjects) A 12-year-old from Shanghai tragically committed suicide this week -- but one bookstore isn't blaming bad parents, exam pressure, or playgrounds bullies. Instead they're...

For Better or For Worse - What was old is new again

(Click the image above to see a larger version of the comic strip.) When I was growing up, there was always a "For Better or For Worse" comic cut from the paper and stuck to our refrigerator. The Pattersons may have been an imaginary family, but Lyn...

A tribute to a friend

There's many things I enjoy about writing. Besides getting to work in my pajamas, I enjoy getting to meet other people and tell their stories. I met a woman named Miriam Engelberg this summer while working on a freelance story about breast cancer. We...

Dilbert and the baby: watch out, he's pretty cute

Have you seen the latest storyline on Dilbert? A baby has arrived in the office (evidently, jetlag worked strangely) and he's so cute that no one can resist his power. Even though this is silly fun in an office that also employs a cat and a dog, it ...

Japanese comics hitting U.S. newspapers to attract young readers

How do you get young kids to read the newspaper? Manga. Several U.S. newspapers are starting to carry Japanese-style comic strips - called manga - to attract new readers, especially children and teenagers. A USA Today story said that manga is one of ...


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