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September 28, 1909: Here Come the Scraggs

Cynical, sarcastic, contentious, irascible, misanthropic, peevish, and frequently a loose cannon — Al Capp, born in 1909, is about as far removed as you can get from his most notable creation, Li’l Abner Yokum—the good-natured innocent hillbilly who lives with his Mammy and Pappy in an atypical American community called Dogpatch. 132 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

November 20 in history

284 – Diocletian was chosen as Roman Emperor.

762 – During An Shi Rebellion, Tang Dynasty, with the help of Huihe tribe, recaptured Luoyang from the rebels. 759 more words


Happy birthday, Dick Tracy

On Oct. 4, 1931, the Dick Tracy comic strip debuted in the Detroit Mirror newspaper.

The newspaper no longer exists. Tracy’s creator, Chester Gould, died almost 30 years ago. 198 more words

A Library of Comics: Am I in Heaven?

Caitlin McGurk has had the 2 coolest librarian gigs in the world. Now she is at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at the Ohio State University. 598 more words



Singin’ in the bathtub,
Singin’ for joy,
Livin’ the life of Lifebuoy.
Can’t help singin’
‘Cause I know,
That Lifebuoy really stops . . .  Bee Ooh!”

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