The latest round-up of theater-themed strips, mined from the awesome sites www.gocomics.com and www.dailyink.com. Subscribe to these fine syndicated comics purveyors. They both now have smart phone apps as well their webpages. I’m not sure I’d stay sane without them.
This time ’round, we are greeted by the classic 1920s kid strip Skippy by Percy Crosby (riffing on novelist/playwrights Anita Loos and Sherwood Anderson), Mark Anderson (Andertoons), Dark Side of the Horse (a deviously amusing panel panic by Samson), Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett’s chick-strip On a Claire Day, Mike Baldwin’s single panel Cornered, and one of the most important and popular comic strips in the history of the medium, Frederick Burr Opper’s Happy Hooligan (brought back via the meaningful GoComics feature called Origins of the Sunday Comics, compiled by Peter Maresca). In an instance of life imitating art, the Happy Hooligan character became a sensation on the real-life vaudeville stage.