Editor & Publisher Mystery Strips

Here’s your chance to rescue some obscure strips from the graveyard of undocumented features. As many of you know, Editor & Publisher, the trade journal of the newspaper business, published an annual syndicate directory until recently. They published them since 1924, and they are a treasure trove of information. In fact, my friend Dave Strickler has published a book wherein he lists all the features that appeared in those directories (his website is here).

Most of the E&P listings are for standard mainstream features, but they have also listed many additional more obscure stuff over the years. Some are from tiny syndicates (including self-syndicators), others are strips that came from mainstream syndicates but ran only for a short time in few papers. Others are true phantom features – strips that the syndicates tried to sell but failed, amateur cartoonists who deluded themselves into thinking their feature was publishable, and so on. Many listings these days are for strips that run only on the web.

The E&P syndicate directories, then, are a valuable source of information, but full of pitfalls if we just assume that all the features listed actually ran in newspapers. And as most of you know, I’m working on a project called the Stripper’s Guide Index that seeks to document every recurring comic strip and panel cartoon feature that ran in US newspapers. The most important rule that I have for including a feature in Stripper’s Guide is that I have to have seen it for myself actually running in a newspaper. One reason for that rule is the E&P phantom strip listings – some other researchers have fallen into the trap of documenting features based only on that resource with absolutely no additional evidence to support the existence of the feature. I won’t let that happen in Stripper’s Guide.

Here’s the deal. What I need from you is documentary proof of the feature’s existence. Photocopies or scans of a few sample tearsheets work great (especially if you can provide dates and the name of the paper), but I can also when necessary check out leads, like “sure, I read that one every day in the Splutburg Chronicle back in 1970-71.” On the other hand, please cool it on leads like “that sounds vaguely like something I half-remember from somewhere”.

So what do I offer in return? Undying gratitude of your peers, of course, goes without saying. Credit here and in future editions of my book American Newspaper Comics for your contribution as well. But let me sweeten the pot! For documentary proof of any feature listed here I will reimburse you with a goodie package of collectible newspaper comics ephemera from my collection. Your goodie package may include original art, old comic books, reprint books or magazines. Believe me, I’ll make it worth your while. Sound fair? Great. Here we go with the list of mystery strips. Each listing shows the title, creator(s) credited, the syndicate, the format and the years listed in E&P.

 

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
AC In DC Edwards De Lon Future Features daily strip 1996
AD-LIBerties Ney Talbot N.E.W.S. daily strip 1949-50
Abe Martin Junior E.B. Sullivan Dille daily panel 1938-39 Apparently replaced Abe Martin these two years?
Academy Of Fame A.S. Curtis Curtis Features Sunday strip 1946-50 Suspect this might just be “Medal Of Honor” under a different title
Ace Of The Staff Leon P. Snowe II Trans World News daily strip 1978
Acme Woods Dyke Williams Dickson Features weekly strip 1980
Ad-A-Line Henri Arnold Editors Syndicate daily panel 1955 Found! in Great Bend Daily Tribune
Ad-Ribs Bob Poet Richmond Syndicate daily strip 1979
Adam Apple’s Adventures Don Herold Dille daily panel 1932
Adam’s World Wayne Phillips Consolidated thrice-weekly panel 1974
Addled Ads Harry Lutke Chicago Sun-Times daily panel 1950-51 Found! in Lowell Sun
Addles Shar Durksen American International daily panel 1993-97
Adventure In Nature Robert Peterson American International daily strip 1988-98
Adventure, Culture And Humor In Proper English uncredited Cartoonics daily and Sunday strip 1942
Adventures In Death Valley Stanley Miller Matz Features daily strip 1940 (probably advertising comics?)
Adventures In Wonderland Bob Pilgrim Independent Syndicate daily strip 1930 ( Found! by Bill Mullins in the LaCrosse Tribune and Leader Press; thanks Bill!
Adventures Of Arsene Lupin Maurice LeBlanc and Georges Bourdin Service Cooperative de Diffusion d’Articles daily strip 1948 French — did it run in US?
Adventures Of Melisse Melisse Melisse Syndicate daily panel 1950
Adventures Of Mister A. Worm Charles Sarka F-Bean Syndicate weekly panel 1926
Adventures Of Skuddabud Columba Krebs Skuddabud Creations daily strip 1936-38
Adventures Of Ted And Jed Raymon Naylor Feature Sales Syndicate daily/weekly strip/panel 1936
Adventures Of Tiny Turtle Brint Schorer Jr. Tiny Features daily strip 1968-71 Found — turned out to be a coloring and game and thus not qualified for SG listing page
Afterworld Todd Schowalter Plain Label Press daily/weekly strip 1992-94
Agile Man Rex Walthall Dickson-Bennett International Features daily strip 1981-82
Agony uncredited Interpress of London & New York weekly panel 1976-81
Ahead Of Time Ken Muse Dickson Features weekly strip 1980-81
Air Fair Dick Locher Winford Company daily strip 1971-73
Air-Sub DX Carl Burgos Watkins (Brooklyn Eagle) Sunday strip 1939
Aladdin McFadden Jim Lavery Arthur J. Lafave daily and Sunday strip 1937
Aladdin And Company Jaime Diaz Ed Marzola & Associates daily and Sunday strip 1976
Alan O’Dare Carl Pfeufer Smith-Mann Sunday strip 1951-54 Probably topper to “Chisholm Kid”
Albert Robert Nunn American International daily strip 1992-95
Alexander Gate Gene Mora and Frank Bolle McNaught Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1970-71 Existence verified by Jeffrey Lindenblatt
Alfonso Romano Garofalo, Regnal Adams, Charles Russo Dickson Bennett/American International daily strip 1982-91 Alberto Becattini says this is an Italian strip there titled “Mostalfonso
Algy Gene Rowls Bryl Syndicate daily strip 1936
Ali Baba Ostrup Select Features daily panel 1948
Ali Katt Walt Trag unknown syndicate daily strip 1958
Alias The Skull Kevin Miller and David Watkins Suzerain Sunday strip 1993-95
All In America Tom Ward Winford Company daily and Sunday strip 1972
All In The Family Bill Murray Minority Features weekly strip 1980-2003
All-American Family Lesnier Popular Press Features weekly panel 1951
Almighty Dollar Lo Linkert Feature Associates weekly panel 1980
Along The Rail John Williams Community Features weekly panel 1980-81
Alpha Ant Leonard Bruce and the Humane Society Leoleen-Durck weekly panel 1983-88 Presumably a giveaway?
Amanda y Rocinante Resurrecion Espinosa and Dorthy Torres self-syndicated weekly strip 1996-present
Amateur Etiquette Dick Calkins Dille daily panel 1925-30 Found! in Edwardsville Intelligencer more of an illustrated column, not qualified for SG listing
Amazing But True Albert Edward Wiggam Dille daily panel 1931-32 ( Early name of “Let’s Explore Your Mind”?
Ambitious Ambrose Oscar Hitt Wheeler-Nicholson daily strip 1926 Found! in Lowell Sun
Amby Dwight Parks Dille daily and Sunday strip 1958 Never ran according to Ger Appeldoorn
American Scoreboard Henry Riddick and Antoinette Leeds Family Features weekly panel 1948
Amos The Analyst Mick Stevens Lew Little Syndicate daily panel 1966-67
Anabel And Rupert Reub Allen and M.O.Doyle Columbia Inc. daily strip 1935
And Bob Created Woman David Watkins and Kevin Miller Suzerain daily strip 1993
Andy Lane Eustace Adams and Dick Brown United Feature unknown format/frequency 1933
Anggie Dawn Munson American International daily strip 1992-94
Animal Chatter For A Clean Environment Emil Abrahamian self-syndicated ? 1995-96 It ran in Arab News – did it ever run in US?
Animals On Parade John Meissner self-syndicated daily panel 1939
Another Day Another Doll Henry Gaines Goodman Beroth Features daily panel 1958-61
Anthracite And Bituminous Ferd Himme Lowry Cartoons weekly panel 1932 Ad panel for coal??
Antics Of The Allens Leonard Merrill Thompson Service weekly panel 1932
Antoinette And Cleopatra Joanne McGuire Copley News daily strip 1979
Aphrodite uncredited Interpress of London And New York weekly panel 1985-97
Apple A Day Richard Gerchak Community Features weekly panel 1980-81
Applesauce Dick Calkins Dille daily panel 1924
Aram Piet Wijn Douglas Whiting Ltd daily strip 1959-60 Dutch – did it run in US?)
Ardith Ken Muse Dickson-Bennett daily strip 1982
Are You A Kopy Kat? Robert Gill National Features Sunday strip 1980-82
The Aristocrats Bob Kane Ledger Syndicate daily panel 1967-70
Armadillosaurus R. Shirley Famous Features weekly strip 1995
Arnaki Aspro Coolidge Mid-Continent thrice weekly panel 1978-79
Arnie Arne Stockholm Singer Features weekly strip 1973-99
Around Town Rube Weiss Blakely Features weekly panel 1970-76
Around The Dial uncredited Audio Service daily panel 1927
Arty Facts Ray Fisher Singer Features weekly panel 1983-99
As You Were Jim Baker Pioneer Press daily panel 1972-99 Found! in Elyria Chronicle-Telegram
Assignment Top Secret Bill Barry Adventure Features daily strip 1981-93
The Astronits Pat Anderson self-syndicated daily strip 1970-79 Found printed a single time in the Cedar Rapids Press; still looking for more evidence
Astronuts Dave Berg Singer Media weekly strip 1994-99
At Andre’s Sandy Brier McClure Syndicate daily panel 1961
Atila William Grosso Colombian Comics daily strip 1990-96
Aunt Effie Edgon Margo Queen Features weekly panel 1939
Auntie’s Antics uncredited Keystone Features daily strip 1938
Auto Comics Kenny Hall Avanti Features weekly panel 1996-97
Auto Sense Jack Williamson Associated Editors weekly panel 1925-26 Found! in Oshkosh Daily Northwestern

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
Babs & Aldo Buddy Valentine King Features daily/Sunday strip 2003 Found! ran in Deseret Morning News; thanks to Charles Brubaker
Baby Bee Garcia RDR Syndicate daily panel 1983
Baby Lynn Tony Marchese Trans-World weekly panel 1978
Bac Talk Bob Howard self-syndicated weekly strip 1973
Bachelor Bill Bill O’Malley Independent Features daily panel 1965
Bachelor Party Adam Miller Creators Syndicate daily panel 2002-03
Bachelors George Castillo United Cartoonists daily strip 1988
Back Home Homer Box Editors Copy Syndicate weekly strip 1986-present
Backfire! George Leeds and Henry Riddick Family Features daily panel 1948-49
Bad Example Carlton Winford self-syndicated daily panel 1971
Bad Libs Ronald Boerem Danny Ball Productions weekly strip 1978-79
The Baffles Mahoney National Weekly Newspaper Service weekly panel 1956-62 Found! in Soda Springs (ID) Sun
The Bag Line H.F.Voorhees Dille weekly panel 1925
Ballads Of Classified Clara Clarence W. Payne CP Syndicate daily panel 1936
Balloonatics Ernest Hix Bell Syndicate daily panel 1948
Balloonatiks Mark Gandy and Fred Goodman Animagic daily strip 1996-97
Baloney Martin Duffy Trans-World daily panel 1976-78
Bannister Babies Constance Bannister Columbia Features thrice weekly panel 1972
Barbs & Brickbats Allen and Owen Richardson Dickson Features weekly panel 1979
Bargain Daze Harley Schwadron Davy Associates weekly panel 1990-present
Barkis And Family Crockett Johnson George Matthew Adams daily panel 1955 Found! in Oakland Tribune
Barklay Laing Interpress daily strip 1973
Barnacle Alexander Monroe Singer weekly strip 1978
Barnacle And His Friends Alex Moore Oceanic Press Service weekly panel 1983-95
Barnstormers Frank Tabor Trans-World daily panel 1976-81
The Barnyard Gate Sarge O’Neill Southern daily strip 1970-78
Baron Nobux Jack Thomas Queen Features daily strip 1939
Barring None Burck Chicago Times daily panel 1941
Barry Finn Tarpe Mills Watkins Syndicate (Brooklyn Eagle) weekly strip 1939
Basic Nature Dick Lancaster Continental weekly panel 1995
Batch Marty Bartels and Bill Lane Chicago Sun-Times daily strip 1994-95
Baz And Company Mike Higgs News America daily panel 1993
Be A Detective Bruce Patterson Matz Features daily strip 1937
Be A Sport Jim Janeway American International daily strip 1992-94
Beaker Leonard Bruce Leoleen Durck Creations daily strip 1991-92
Beat This Tip Brady McClure Syndicate daily panel 1958
Beau Geste P.C. Wren Register & Tribune Syndicate daily strip 1933-34 Never mind — turns out this is an alternate title for Flying To Fame)
Beau Peep Andrew Christine and Roger Kettle The Syndicate daily strip 1987-90
Beauregard Jack Davis McClure Syndicate daily strip 1961 Ger Apeldoorn says the strip didn’t sell, ran in a humor magazine instead
Beautiful! Charles Bowen and Barbara Jones Allied Features daily panel 1977-86
Beautyettes Aldine Swank Associated Features daily panel 1935
Becky Frank Tabor Anderson Features weekly strip 1970
Becky’s Senior Evans Krehbiel Weekly Features daily strip 1986-89
Bee Smart John Prinkey Other Dimensions daily strip 1971-79
The Beehive editors of Childlife Chicago Sun-Times Syndicate Sunday strip 1957-61
Beep-Beep Robert Leduc Service Offset de Presse daily and Sunday panel 1968-71
Begger Ken Muse Dickson-Bennett weekly strip 1982
Belly Laughs Sarge O’Neill Southern Cartoon Syndicate daily strip 1970-73
Benny Kukoe T.J. Garlan Thompson Service daily 1932
Berenstain Bears Stan & Jan Berenstain King Features daily panel 1982
Berserkers of the 21st Century Bob Tuna Lew Little Enterprises daily and Sunday strip 1998 Creator tells me that the strip has so far appeared online only
Bert ‘n’ Gert Jack Levin General Features daily strip 1954 Found! turns out to be continuation of “Hands ‘n’ Faces
Best Years Ed Heckman American International Syndicate daily strip 1992-94
Best of Church Humor Jack Hamm Religious Drawings Inc Sunday 1960 (not the same as Church Humor from the 1970s)
Best Of Press L. Hughes Editors Copy Syndicate weekly panel 1976
Bettey And Her Pals William Miller Unique Features daily panel 1945
Betty Blurbs J.C. Beesley King Features daily panel 1929-30 Found! in Lethbridge Herald
Betty Botch and Bob Botch (listed separately) Mel Millar Pat Anderson Features weekly panel 1972-75
Betty Brighteyes Bill Seidcheck General Features weekly strip 1937-42
Betty Lee Ralph Matz Matz Features daily strip 1935-38
Between Us Girls Ashton Wing Allied Feature daily panel 1964-69
Bi-Focals Rith Marcus McNaught Syndicate daily and Sunday panel 1977
Bible Stories in Color La Sorgente Spadea Syndicate weekly strip 1973-75
Bible Story Glen Cassel American International daily strip 1990-94
Bible Today M. Roget Mark Morgan Inc weekly panel 1970-72
Bibs Mickey Jai and Martin Kormic Dickson Bennett daily panel 1982
Big Boss & Company Richard Davies Community Features weekly panel 1980
Big Boy Ferd Himme Lowery Cartoon Corp weekly panel 1932
Big Brother Clem Scalzetti Dickson-Bennett weekly strip 1980-82
Big Feet Pedro Moreno United Cartoonist Syndicate daily panel 1979-85
Big Flat City Richard Kolkman self-syndicated weekly strip 1994-97 Found! Creator reports it ran in college papers 1988-96
Big Foot Robert Beasley Danny Ball Productions daily strip 1979
Big Little Things Walter Galli and Dick Thomas Watkins Syndicate weekly strip 1936
Big Moments Ving Fuller self-syndicated daily panel 1950
Big Town Follies Mike Gray and Bob Moore Nationwide Features weekly panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplied proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
Big World Of Little Things Alfred O. Shedd Science Service weekly panel 1927
Bigg’s Business Bob Zahn Centurion Press and others daily panel 1972-79 and 1990-present
Bill And Hazel Harlan Wade Transworld News Service daily panel 1978
Bill Bunker Henry Formhals United Feature unknown 1933
Billy And His Dog/Billy The Kid Lloyd James Williams self-syndicated daily strip 1939-40
Billy The Beaver James Rodriguez Comic Art Therapy daily 1993-95
Bing And His Buddies Ed Brennon General Features weekly strip 1937-42
Bizness Peepul W.O. Evans Jr Thompson Service thrice weekly panel 1933-34
Bizz And Biff F.H. Cumberworth Watkins Syndicate daily strip 1940
Black Bart Dick Locher Winford Co. daily 1971
Black Sheep W.A. Dillard Columbia Inc daily strip 1935
Black And White Weihrauch Select Features daily panel 1948
Blaze Braden Paul Morgan Crown Features Sunday strip 1960
Blisters Jeb Ladouceur and Neel Roth Transworld News Service daily strip 1978
Blockheads John Gile Register & Tribune Syndicate daily panel 1979
Bloop Joseph Morton United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1988
Bob Bannon Prentice Phillips and Ray Tucker Ray Gross Features daily panel 1938
Bob Sledd Stuart Welsh McClure Syndicate daily strip 1928
Bobby Babysitter Ron Fritz American International daily strip 1992-94
Bodities Dr. Kruidenier Esquire Features daily panel 1939
Boids Peter Garvey Transworld News Service daily panel 1976
Boldo Inc Steve Moore Star Group weekly panel 1984-85
Bonzer U Kearney Egerton LA Times Syndicate daily strip 1968
Boomers Kent Whitaker Kentoons thrice weekly panel 1994-97
The Boomers William Feld Stuyvesant Syndicate weekly strip 1970
Boosterville Leonard Bruce and Douglas Nelson Leoleen-Durck Creations daily strip 1985-86
Born Lucky Bruce Plante Universal Press weekly panel 2001-present Found! verified by creator Bruce Plante
Bossy The Rooster R.S. Matz Unique Features daily strip 1946
Botony Boy David B. Wood Transworld News Service weekly strip 1977-78
The Brain Trust Jack Roman Press-Craft Features weekly panel 1978
Brain Wave Ed Wilkens Transworld News Service weekly panel 1978
Brass Tacks Nick Frising Allied Features daily panel 1978-86
Breaker, Breaker J.W. Lynch and Mike MacCormack Copley News Service daily strip 1977
Brother Simon And Lucas Pedro Moreno Transworld News Service daily strip 1976-88, 93-94
Brothers-In-Law Jacquin Premier Syndicate daily strip 1926 Just a messed up listing in E&P — this is an already documented strip by Darrell McClure
Brothers-In-Law Edward Bryant self-syndicated weekly 1991-92
Buccaneers Al Ciederman American International Syndicate daily strip 1989
Bucksaw Randy Muir American International Syndicate daily strip 1987
Bud ‘n’ Bub Ed Kressy Publishers Autocaster weekly strip 1931 DD Degg found this strip running in Cass City (MI) Chronicle
Bud Broker KmC Feature Associates daily 1984
Buffo Howard Rands Al Smith Service weekly strip 1989-91
Buford John Marshall Syndicated Newspaper Services daily strip 1982
Buford’s North Forty Chris Carr self-syndicated daily strip 1986
Bug Rand Renfore United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1985-87
Bug Movies Stookie Allen EAS weekly strip 1930-34
Bugwine Arthur Akers and Dudely Williams Allied Features daily strip 1935
Builders Of America George (Jimmie) Smith Transatlantic News Features ? 1942
The Bumbles Al Smith Al Smith Service weekly strip 1982-83
The Bumpalumpkins Robert J. Alberts United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1987-88
Bumper T. Bumper Robert Laughlin Transworld News Service daily 1979
Bumpy C.D. Russell Famous Features daily strip 1925
Bus Woody Gelman Solomon & Gelman daily strip 1947
Bush League John Bianchi and Ken Shaw LA Times Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1975
Bush League Barry Victor Pazimino EAS weekly strip 1930-34
Business Card Anne and Gene Bass Cartoonist & Writers Syndicate thrice weekly 1992
Business As Usual Harley Schwadron Allied Press International daily panel 1980-81
Buster Aaron Bacall Transworld News Service daily strip 1976-77
Buster And Lester Virgil Maldonado Jr United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1986-87
Butter And Eggs Norcross Wheeler-Nicholson daily panel 1926
Butterball Bill Danch Select Features daily panel 1957-62
Button’s Bunch Ford Button Dickson-Bennett daily and Sunday strip 1980-86
Button-Up Ford Button R-GAB Features daily panel 1980
Button-A-Day Ed Moore United Feature daily panel 1972-73
Buzz And Biff F.H. Cumberworth Watkins Syndicate daily strip 1939
Buzzy Brian White Watkins Syndicate daily strip 1935-36
By George George Callahan Dickson-Bennett daily strip 1982
By Murphy’s Law Robert Howell Journal Syndicate daily 1982-86

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
C.B. Gordon Mark Der Marderosian Dickson-Bennett weekly strip 1981-82
Cactus Gal Jack O’Brien Nationwide Features daily panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplied proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
Campaign Button Kearney Egerton Interocean Press Syndicate daily panel 1972
Campus Laughter Pedro Moreno United Cartoonist Syndicate daily panel 1979-84
Can It Be Done? Ray Gross self-syndicated daily panel 1934-39 Found! by Robert Brooke in Boynton Index
Can You Imagine Art Radebaugh General Features daily panel 1947
The Candy Man Bill Murray Minority Features weekly 1981-present
Cap’n Kadd Pat Anderson self-syndicated weekly strip 1970-75
Cap’n Knot Howard Swift Russell Enterprises daily strip 1968-69
Capitaine Bonvent P.J. Kuhn Douglas Whiting Ltd daily strip 1965-69
Capital Carnival Gerald A. Bennett Dickson-Bennett weekly strip 1979
Capital Hills Jack Anderson and Mort Gerberg United Feature daily and Sunday strip 1982
Captain Wings Flowers Editors Press Service daily and Sunday strip 1946-47
Captain Skid Richard Benavidez United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1988
Captain Cockle Peter Garvey Transworld News Service daily panel 1976
Captain Flame Pat Boyette, Bruce Darrow, Don Sherwood Al Smith Service weekly strip 1954-58 Found! by John Adcock in Horry County News
Captain Flight Ray Tobin, Bob Robson Allied Features daily strip 1945-46
Captain Freedom Farrell Allied Features Sunday 1941
Cargo Smith, Navy Seal Bill Barry Adventure Features daily and Sunday strip 1996-97
Caricatoons Buzz Gambill self-syndicated weekly panel 1995-present
Carol Day David Wright Piccadilly Press daily strip 1966-69 Looking for proof that it ran in US
Cars And Stars Ray McNamara Christy Walsh Syndicate weekly panel 1926 Alex Jay found this — it’s a photo and column feature, not a cartoon of any kind, so miscategorized by E&P
The Cartoon Bug John Gallagher Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate weekly strip 1970-74
Cartoon Comedy Club John Shepherd self-syndicated weekly strip 1994-95
Castles In The Sand Henrik Rehr At Large Features daily strip 2001-02
Catesby William Ferguson Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate Sunday strip 1952-53 found by Todd Hillmer
Caught In The Act Horace Knight Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate thrice per week panel 1956
Chameleon Al Wiseman Altair Inc. daily strip 1973
Channel Jockeys Phil Evans and Jim Asher Wheller-Evans daily strip 1977-78
The Chargers Ross Bunch Grand Prix Features daily strip 1971-78
Charley Nathan Diggs Amadou Features weekly panel 1973
Charley Sez David Brown self-syndicated daily strip 1974-75
Charley The Chump Jim Navoni Wheeler-Nicholson daily strip 1926
Cheerful Earful Hazel Duncan Fortune Features weekly panel 1948
Chester William Hatch and Tony Ortiz Feature Service daily strip 1991-2002
Chickita Ed Hechtman Dickson-Bennett daily panel 1984
Chip’s Place L. Stuchkus Dickson Bennett daily strip 1980-81
Chris The Li’l Martian Pedro Moreno Transworld News Service daily strip 1976-82, 1993-94
Christina Anders Robert Acomb Chicago Sun-Times daily strip 1950 Turns out to just be an alternate name for “Jack and Judy in Bibleland
Christopher Strong Bill Scott and Jim Seed Register & Tribune Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1950
Chubby Guy Hooks Agnes Kelleher daily panel 1937
Chuck And Sally Ann Rhoda Burton Allied Features daily strip 1979
Church Chuckles Charles Cartwright Chicago Tribune/Al Smith Service weekly panel 1959-97 Found! by Alex Jay in Wichita Times
The Circle Aaron Kerns Universal Press Syndicate daily strip 1970
Citizen George George Wolfe Al Smith Service weekly panel 1970-73
Citizen Senior Dave Berg Whitegate Features daily 1989-93
Clancy Boys Dan Cortor Dickson-Bennett daily panel 1983-84
Classic Stories uncredited Ledger Syndicate daily strip 1950
Classie Addie Ellen Conner and Lorene Rutherford Agnes Kelleher daily panel 1939
Classified Chuckles Morrie Turner Register & Tribune Syndicate daily panel 1967-69
Claude Hopper Lorna Caviness R-GAB Features daily panel 1980-82
Clean Ups Richard Johnson Richmond Syndicate weekly panel 1976
Clem’s Best Clem Scalzitti Dickson-Bennett daily panel 1981
Click Gordon Shepard World News Syndicate daily panel 1973
Clipper L.F. Van Zelm Globe Syndicate daily strip 1950
Clipper Williams On Courage Island Dick Calkins National Newspaper Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1937-38
Close-Ups Hinderer and Leitner Wade Allen Syndicate daily panel 1968
Coby’s Corner Dick Smith self-syndicated weekly strip 1991-93
Codgie H.F. Voorhees National Newspaper Syndicate daily strip 1924
Coffee-Oddities C.M. Payne self-syndicated weekly strip 1938
Colonel Hush Theodore Scheel Queen Features weekly strip 1939
Colonel Cracker Lloyd James Williams Thompson Service daily panel 1931-33
The Colonials Richards and Wetherholy Gordon Langley Hall News Service daily and Sunday strip 1967
Color Blind Orrin Brewster Creators Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1999 Found! by Charles Brubaker
Comet Bill uncredited Press Alliance weekly strip 1940
Comigraph W.F. Peters Publishers Feature Service weekly panel 1946-49
Concrete Jungle Dale Patterson Copley News Service weekly panel 1982 Found! by D.D. Degg in Oswego County Messenger
Condemonium Lee Martin McNaught Syndicate daily panel 1981
Congressman Dripp Ben Youman Federated Press weekly panel 1946-56
Consolidated Enormous Bob Zahn Feature Associates weekly 1980
Cookie Pushers Buford Tune EAS weekly strip 1930-34
Cooking With Gags Bob Archer Royal News Syndicate weekly panel 1949
Copp Twins D. Orme Jolyon Features daily strip 1939
Copy Boy/Copy Cub Homer Fey Western Newspaper Union weekly panel 1947-50
Copycats Robert Ranger Transworld News Service daily strip 1978
Cornflakes Nellis Johnson Superior Features weekly strip 1978-81
Cosgrove Martin Duffy Transworld News Service daily panel 1976-78
Cosmic Critters Jim George Dispatch Features daily strip 1966
Count of Monte Cristo Jack Cortez Eisner-Iger Associates weekly strip 1938-40
Coupons Bob Vojtko Pat Anderson Features daily panel 1976
Courthouse Square John Jarvis Community Press Service 1973,76,78,81-82,2001-present
Cowboy Joe Joe Buresch Unique Features daily strip 1938
The Cowboy Gloria Jacquart United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1987-89
Cranberry Cafe Tom Roy Creators Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 2000
Crazy Quilt Courtney Dunkel Independent Features weekly panel 1965
Crazy Zoo Hsaio Yen Chung Sparks Syndication weekly 1991
Cringely Al Fagaly and Harry Shorten McClure Syndicate Sunday strip 1946
Critters Jerry Cardona United Cartoonist Syndicate daily panel 1980-84
The Critters Gene Patterson Allied Features daily panel 1969-71
Croaker (aka Crocker?) John Jarvis Community Press Service weekly panel 1983-2002
Crosby’s Country Cousins Joe Buresch and Abe Crosby Crosby Newspaper Syndicate daily strip 1938-42
Cross Bones Bob Ashley Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1974
Cross-Cuts L.L. Cross Fact Features weekly panel 1936-38
Crosscut Morrie Brickman National Newspaper Syndicate daily panel 1957-62 Turns out to be continuation of “Do It Yourself” — thanks D.D. Degg for the info!
Crowe’s Feats J.D. Crowe Copley News Service weekly strip 1986-88
Crowley Chronicle Pat Crowley Copley News Service weekly strip 1987-94
Cuff & Rubin Curt Brando American International Syndicate daily strip 1993-94
Curior-Rarezas John Harvey Inter-American Syndicate daily panel 1934
Curious Creatures Richard Addison King Features daily panel 1930-31 Found! in Boston American
Curious Facts C.J. Petersen Matz Unique Features daily strip 1935
Curley’s Cranes Roger Curley Allied Features daily 1972
Cy Cylinder Bob Moore Nationwide Features Sunday panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplied proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
Cybil Action Dibble and Hatch Feature Service daily 1991-92
Cynth Hiddle Wing Johnson Features daily panel 1925
Cyril Bob Battle Transworld Features daily strip 1952-55

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
Dad Allen Leonard Merrill Thompson Service daily panel 1932-33
Dad Burns Al Ware self-syndicated twice weekly panel 1966
Daffy Demonstrations Ray Rohn Ledger Syndicate daily panel 1926
Dairy Boy Ferd Himme Lowery Cartoon Corp weekly panel 1932
Daisy Daily and Dotty Dawn Larry Whittington General Features weekly strip 1937-42
Dan Dennis Sam Gilman Watkins Syndicate weekly strip 1939
Dan Hastings Jack Binder, Fred Guardineer, Ken Fitch Harry Chesler Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1937-38
Dan Savage Bob Goodbread Dickson-Bennett daily strip 1981-82
Dash Sanders Frank Cunningham, Hal Sharpe Thompson Service daily strip 1938
Dash Of Humor Art Bouthiller Creative Comic Syndicate weekly panel 1991-92
Davey Dollar Steve Byrne R-GAB Features daily/weekly panel 1980
David Copperfield David Volkmelker Jolyon Features daily 1939
The DeBrees Barsotti, Kipp LA Times Syndicate unknown 1975 Found! by Cole Johnson in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Deadwood Gulch Gordon (Boody) Rogers Eastern Color weekly strip 1930-34
Dean Denton Harry Francis Campbell Walkins Syndicate weekly strip 1939
Dear Gods Leonard Bruce, Ross Osterman Leoleen-Durck Creations daily strip 1991-92
Deb’s Diary Earl Reeder National Newspaper Service daily panel 1928
Deep River Dan Joe Buresch Newspaper Art Features daily strip 1939
Demetrakis Manos Pavlidis Mid-Continent Features daily 1975
Dennis Dull Phil Young Chronicle Features daily panel 1993
Derby Dan Bozz Press Alliance daily strip 1940
Desprit Danny & Tess Turrible A.C. Sells Jr. Thompson Service daily strip 1935
Detective Dolt Walt Clay, Don Easton United Feature Syndicate unknown 1933
Detectives Nehi & Skyhi Joe Buresch Thompson Service daily strip 1934-36
Diamond Challenge Jim Evans, Jim Johnson United Fetaures daily and Sunday strip 1991-97
Diary Of Dr. Hayward Curt Davis Eisner-Iger Associates/Pan American Press weekly strip 1939-50
Diary Of A Good Girl Melisse King Features daily panel 1937
Did You Know? John Jarvis Community & Suburban Press Service weekly panel 1978
Didja’ Hear? Herman Western Newspaper Union weekly panel 1948
Different Blokes Kevin Miller, David Watkins Suzerain Group daily strip 1993-94
Dilly Dell Healy Trans World News Service daily strip 1979
Dim Wits David Rogers American International Syndicate daily panel 1979
Ding Bats Nonnee Coan Chicago Daily News daily panel 1973
Dinky Doyle Frank Thomas Consolidated News Features daily strip 1946
The Dinosaur Circus Elena Steier DBR Media weekly 2001-03 Found! by Charles Brubaker in the Drumright (OK) Gusher
A Dip In The Future A.A. Goodrum Thompson Service daily panel 1932
Diplomatic Pooch Jim Asher, Phil Evans Evans & Cooke daily strip 1970-71
Dizzy Heights G. Melikov Nu-Way Features daily panel 1936
Do You Believe Steve Feeley, Ed Kuekes Lafave Syndicate daily panel 1955-62 Found by Alex Jay in Aberdeen American-News– cartoon turns out to be a minor element, more of an illustration, not eligible for SG listing
Do You Know That George Gunderson Star Syndicate daily panel 1930-31 Turned out to be a Canadian feature
The Dobbs Family Chris Decker Lloyd James Williams daily and Sunday strip 1938-41
Doc Hy Gage Ledger Syndicate daily panel 1925
Doc Doodle Ross E. Bunch Wilson Features daily and Sunday strip 1979
Doc Perkins’ Tickletones T.C. Buxton Thompson Service daily panel 1937-38
Doc Savage uncredited Ledger Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1966-73
Doctor Proctor Eddie Germano Trans World News Service daily strip 1976-79
Dodie Peter Garvey Trans World News Service daily panel 1976
Doggone John Broudhecker Allied Features daily panel 1958-60
The Doghouse Dave Allen Worldwide Media daily and Sunday strip 2000-03
Dogs Of War Buzz Williams Miller Features daily strip 1938-39
Dolf’s Fortune Kenyon Brooks McClure Syndicate daily strip 1928
Domestique uncredited Spadea Syndicate weekly strip 1975
Don’t Do That Sylvia Robbins Associated Press weekly panel 1950-56
Don’t Laugh Tony Weier, John Whelan At Large Features daily strip 2001-02
Doors Woodie Hall Mike LeFan Features thrice weekly 1976
Doozies Edmund Gross, Joe Roy Santoro Features Unlimited Sunday panel 1974
Dork Tower John Kovalic Sheffield Productions weekly strip 1998-present
Dorothea Glenn Miller Services daily strip 1937
Dot And Dash Tony Basso Associated Midwest Newspapers daily strip 1937-38
Dottie Date Ray Doherty self-syndicated daily panel, Sunday strip 1948
Double Bill Bill Buttle Miller Features weekly 1999 According to the creator this was a puzzle feature, thus ineleigible for SG listing
Double Duty Al Liederman American International Syndicate daily strip 1987-92
Doctor Aha Bob Adam Winford Company daily panel 1975
Doctor Crystal’s Cosmic Kid’s Stuff Jean & Jim Anton self-syndicated weekly strip 1985-86
Doctor Justice E. Letkeman Star Newspaper Service daily strip 1945
Doctor Remedy Adolph Schus George Matthew Adams Service daily panel 1939
Doctor Sam And The Space Monsters Jim Westermann Editorial Board Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1967-69
Doctor Tombs Tom Lowell Independent Features daily 1965
Doctor X M.R. Mont Editors Press Service daily strip 1946-47
Drawn Out Bill and Eric Teitelbaum LA Times Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1980
The Drimbles Agoo Ledger Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1971-72
Driver Ed And Edna Ross Bunch and the Dintimans Trans World News Service daily panel 1976-78
Drug Chuckles Everett Lowry self-syndicated weekly panel 1932 Found! by Charlie Thompson in Winnona Republican Herald
Drugs & Guns Edward Bryant self-syndicated weekly 1991-92
Duckie J. Carver Pusey United Features daily strip 1928
Ducking Out Tom Mikionis Universal Press Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1994
Duckville Doings Bill Bly Wheeler-Nicholson daily strip 1926
Duffer Art A. McCourt Feature Syndicate weekly 1979-80
The Duke Of Manhattan Edwin Homer, Delos Lovelace McClure Syndicate daily strip 1946 Found! by the artist’s son, in the New York Sun
Dumb Blonde George Davies Transatlantic News Features daily panel 1948
The Dwigginses Russ Bender, Guy Nonnan Century Features unknown 1937

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
E-String uncredited Syndicate X twice weekly 1995
E-Trivia Rick Broadhead United Feature Syndicate twice weekly 2000
Eaglefeathers Chet Dippel Community Features weekly panel 1980-81
Eb And Flo Guy Parker Kirk Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1945-47
Edge L.J. Kopf Morrisseau Syndicate unknown 1982-83
Effie Spunk F.O. Alexander Ledger Syndicate daily strip 1935
Elmer Dimbulb Walt Williams Matz Unique Features daily strip 1934
Elmer Jones Stanley Matz Miller Features daily strip 1940
Elmer In Europe Peter Probyn London International Press weekly panel 1959-60
Elmer’s Fixit Shop Art Huhta Register & Tribune Syndicate Sunday strip 1947-49
Endearing Species Dean Norman Environment Cartoon Features weekly panel 1993-2002
Ernie Bill O’Brian Hayden-Kennedy Syndicate daily strip 1950
Et Tu Dan Harper LA Times Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1975-76
Ever Notice? Keith Manzella Newspaper Features daily strip 1988-94
Everybody’s Business Matt Tolbert, Ken Roberts Copley News Service weekly strip 1992-present
Everybody’s World Claire and Frank Ford Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate Sunday strip 1973
Excursions Rick Geary Copley News Service weekly strip 1986-93
Extenuating Circumstances David Watkins Suzerain Group daily panel 1992
The Eyes Have It Al Goring self-syndicated weekly panel 1975-77

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
Fair Game Stephanie Piro Chronicle Features daily panel 1996-98
Faith, Hope And Sue Lisa Wild Davey Associates daily panel 1994
Familiar Folks Bill Nickel Editorial Services weekly panel 1947
Family Doug Wright Toronto Star Syndicate weekly strip 1980
Family K624 Tim Jackson Creative License Studio weekly 1999-2002
Family Popcorn Shel Dorf, Tom Reese self-syndicated daily strip 1997
The Family Wildt American International Syndicate daily strip 1991-94
Familyades Lois Gilbert Associated Midwest Newspaper Syndicate daily panel 1937-38
Famous Fighters John Wentworth National Newspaper Service daily strip 1932
Famous Monuments Hendrick van Loon Christy Walsh Syndicate weekly strip 1927
Famous Pastimes Paul Sell Leeds Features daily panel 1933
Fantom Of The Fair Paul Gustavson Watkins Syndicate weekly strip 1939
Farm Life Harlan Wade Trans World News daily strip 1978
Fast Lane Harley Schwadron Davey Associates, Copley News Service weekly, daily panel 1993-present
Father Victor John T. O’Brien National Catholic Welfare Conference weekly strip 1958-60
Faulty Fables Rick Stromoski Whitegate Features daily 1990-91 Charles Brubaker contacted the creator who said “it was negotiated to be syndicated but as far as I know nothing came of it
Faxtoons Dan Rosandich Great Lakes Features weekly 1991-92
Feedback Doc and Rebecca Blakely self-syndicated weekly strip 1987
Ffarm.com Bob Englehart, Pat McGrath Paradigm-TSA daily and Sunday strip 1999 Found! in Hartford Courant
The Field Family Al Brooks Humor Books Syndicate weekly strip 1993-96
The 52 Club Rooney W. Davis Quality Art Service weekly panel 1967-69
The Fighting Chaplain Carl Pfeufer Eric Jon Associates weekly strip 1955-61 Alberto Becattini says it ran in the Catholic Weekly — not a newspaper by our definition)
Figleaves Greg Curfman Sandcastles Syndicate weekly strip 1976-79
The Final Frontier Dawn Munson American International Syndicate daily panel 1993-95
Fireman Sam Joe Buresch Miller Features daily strip 1939
The First Lady Madeline Brogan Tribune Media Services daily and Sunday strip 1993
First World War Laurence Stallings Register & Tribune Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1934
Fish Story Randy Bisson American International Syndicate daily panel 1988-98
A Flash Of Luck S. M. Nemer Thompson Service daily panel 1934
Fletcher Of The 4-H’ers Joe Buresch self-syndicated weekly panel 1958-86 Alberto Becattini quotes Buresch as saying that it ran only in farm publications
Flight J.H. Mason, W.D. Tipton McNaught daily panel 1935 Found! by Fram in Salt Lake Tribune
Flip Art Al Goring self-syndicated weekly panel 1975-77
Fluffhead Jacques Boivin Miller Services daily panel 1979
Flying Legion William Winston National Newspaper Service daily strip 1939-42 Alberto Becattini says it was a topper to Skyroads, but I have never seen a Skyroads Sunday)
Focus On Fact Neville Randall Interpress daily strip 1973
Fodor’s Follies Laszlo Fodor Bell Syndicate daily panel 1938-39
Folly’s Thinkshop Richard Jarrett self-syndicated weekly strip 1979-82
A Fool There Was Pete Keenan International Syndicate weekly panel 1927-28
Footsies Bill Shelly Wade Allen Syndicate daily panel 1968
For Better Or Worse Justin Manning Four Corners Syndicate weekly panel 1968-70
For Heaven’s Sake Ruth Davis, Bob Maley Heavenly Comics Syndicate daily panel 1969-72
For Pete’s Sake Robert Righetti Danny Ball Productions weekly panel 1978-79
For Warped Minds Only Ralph Hamellmann Global Features daily and Sunday strip 1991-93
For Women Only Isabelle Ziegler Carlile Crutcher Syndicate daily strip 1939
Fortune Kookies Charles Glass Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily panel 1973-77
Foto Finish Charles McKenzie United Cartoonists Syndicate daily 1988
The Fourth Floor Todd Schowalter Plain Label Press daily strip 2001-03
The Fox And The Crow Jim Davis McClure Syndicate daily strip 1950
Fractured Facts John Locke Syndicated News Service weekly panel 1994-present
Francie Frills Vic Herman McClure Syndicate daily panel 1948
Freak Patents Harvey Peake Carlile Crutcher Syndicate daily panel 1936
Fred Leonard Bruce, Charles Durck Leoleen-Durck Creations daily 1983-92
Freddie Fix It Mike Gray, Bob Hyde Nationwide Features Syndicate daily panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplies proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
Free Zone Winthrop Prince Chronicle Features weekly 1985-90 ( Existence verified by author -thanks Winthrop!)
Froyd Philippe Grabowski, Bob Keleman Syndicated News Service daily and Sunday strip 1991-present
Frustration Ray Hanson Register & Tribune Syndicate daily panel 1974
Fun Bug Howard Rands Al Smith Service weekly panel 1978 Todd Hillmer found this feature, turned out to be an activity panel, not eligible for the SG index
Funnigrams W.F. Peters Publishers Feature Service weekly panel 1946-49
Funny Form Charles Barsotti Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1974 Charles Brubaker checked with the creator, who says it was never sold or syndicated
Funny Money Dan Shefelman King Features weekly 1991 Confirmed by creator
Funny Side Up Trent World Feature Service weekly strip 1931
Funtime Edo Anderson Smith-Mann Syndicate weekly strip 1951-54
Fusebox Greg Panneitz Continental Features weekly strip 2002-present
Future Eye John Mayo, Jerry Siegel McClure Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1953
Fuzzy Leonard Bruce Leoleen-Durck Creations daily 1983-92

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Title Creator(s) Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes/Status
G. Whiskers Geoffrey Foladeri Press Alliance daily strip 1940-58 Found! by Cole Johnson in NY Post, SF Chronicle, New Hampshire’s L’Avenir Nationale
Galloping Galaxies Lillian Bono self-syndicated weekly strip 1983-84
G.R.A.B. David Dunning, Sally Wilson self-syndicated weekly panel 1978-79
Gabby Flynn Ken Ernst Watkins Syndicate weekly strip 1939
Gabe & Loki Ross Bunch Centurion Press daily strip 1972-78
The Games Afoot, The Sherlock Holmes Crime Scene Chronicle Howard Bender, Jack Harris Singer Media 1996-2003
Garden State Digest Gar Schmitt self-syndicated weekly panel 1969
Gargoyle And Gadget E.B. Sullivan National Newspaper Syndicate daily strip 1936-45
General Friendship McCann & Tepper United Feature Syndicate Sunday strip 1946
Generation Gap Kennison Keene Community & Suburban Press weekly panel 1971 Found! in Nashua Reporter
Geographic Oddities Leon A. Dickinson Queen Features weekly panel 1939
George George Wolfe Al Smith Service weekly panel 1969
George And Jacques Adrian Raeside Miller Services daily strip 1979 Charles Brubaker asked Raeside about this strip, turns out in ran only in the Toronto Star, thus doesn’t qualify for Stripper’s Guide indexing
Georgi Sharaga Caltoon American Internation Syndicate weekly strip 1992-94
Geraldine Mike Rose Atlas Features weekly strip 1951-59
Geriatrix Paul Norris, Lyle Swigart Copley News Service weekly panel 1978-85 Existence verified by DD Degg in Oswego County Messenger thanks DD!
Gerties Gig Suzanne Farrow LA Times Syndicate daily panel 1976
The Ghost Rider Stanley Matz self-syndicated daily strip 1939
Ghoulsville Peter Garvey Trans World News daily panel 1976
Giggle Gags Cecil Danner Paramount Syndicate daily panel 1938
The Gilmore Brothers’ Music Scene Douglas and Keith Gilmore Telstar weekly strip 1975
Ginger Gene McNerney Jr Watkins Syndicate daily strip 1936
Ginger Blue Al Carreno Al Smith Service weekly strip 1954 Found! by JohnAdcock in Hory County News
Gino Gene Machamer self-syndicated daily panel 1982-91
Girl About Town Melisse United Feature Syndicate daily panel 1936
Glamorettes Woody Kimbrell General Features daily panel 1950
Gleeb Paul Lowney Copley News Service weekly panel 1981-85 Found! by D.D. Degg in Oswego County Messenger
Glombo Glen Sherman Humor Books Syndicate daily strip 1995-96
Going Down Leonard Bruce Leoleen-Durck Creations daily strip 1982-92
Going West -Frank Thomas Al Smith Service weekly strip 1951-54 (aka Hossface Hank?)
Goldbrick & Company Tom Gibb Exmark News Service weekly strip 1980
The Golden Age Robert Hoover Dispatch Features thrice weekly panel 1968-74
Golden Spurs W. O’Forest Jones Syndicate Sunday strip 1940
Goo-Gags Pat Pending King Features Syndicate daily panel 1926
The Good Old Days Walter Schwimmer Feature Sales Syndicate daily panel 1938
Goodbyland Charles Biro, George Nagle, Bob Wood ? Sunday strip 1937-38
Goofy Golf H.C. Weagant King Features Syndicate daily panel 1926 Found! in Port Arthur News
Goomer Nacho & Ricardo Creators Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1992
Gopher Hole Gazette Evans Harper Features weekly panel 1934 Turned out to be an illustrated column and thus not eligible for SG listing
Grace And Looie Al Wiseman LA Times Syndicate daily panel 1966,73
Gramps Patrick Rice American Way Features daily strip 1987
Grandfather Clause Chris Wright Creators Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 2000-01 Found! Existence verified by Charles Brubaker; thanks Charles!
Grandpa Noah Gus Edson Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate weekly strip 1955 Verified –replaced Cousin Juniper as topper to The Gumps)
Great Little Lovers Grace Drayton DP Syndicate weekly strip 1926
Great Moments Dick Leahy Continental News Service weekly strip 1995-present
The Great Pierre Marc Swayze Bell Syndicate daily strip 1956 DD Degg says Swayze in Alter Ego article said the strip never sold
Green Force Five Osvaldo Blanco, Miguel Repetto, Alfredo Grassi King Features Syndicate daily strip 1985-87
Green Scene Pat Hines Richard Lynn Enterprises daily panel 1978
Greenhouse Effect Jeff Barfoot Paradigm-TSA daily and Sunday strip 1999
Greenwood Keith M. Manzella self-syndicated daily and weekly strip 1988-94
Greg-Jim Humorous Adventures Gregory Clarke, Jim Frise Star Newspaper Service weekly 1938-40
Grimes the Butler Joe Busciglio Publishers Feature Service weekly panel 1946-49
Gripes And Grins Lin Streeter Associated Newspapers daily panel 1945
Ground Zero Tim Haggerty United Feature Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1987 Found! in LA Times
Grumps Roger Price Manson Western Syndicate daily panel 1976
Guess Who William Feld Stuyvesant Feature Syndicate weekly panel 1970
Gully Foyle Reginald and Stanley Pitt Ledger Syndicate Sunday strip 1967-71 Art Lortie and Steven Rowe both say it was never successfully sold — case closed!)
Gunther John Roman McNaught Syndicate daily strip 1980-81

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
Hairbreadth Harry Joseph Petrovich Ledger Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1967-72
Hal Hepp Warren Gates Atlas Features weekly strip 1951-59
Half Pints Mike Gray, Bob Hyde Nationwide Features weekly panel 1949-50 Found! Germund von Wowern supplied proof that these were advertising panels, and thus not qualified for Stripper’s Guide listing
Half-Buck Slim Heilman McClure Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1951
Halo And His Dog Bill Wright Southern Cartoon Syndicate daily strip 1971
Hambone M. Flanagan Adventure Feature Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1994-97
Hampy Laurie Campbell United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1988
Handiboy uncredited International Syndicate weekly panel 1936-39
Hang-Ups Betty Runyon Allied Press International daily strip 1980-81
Hannibal Harry Mace Consolidated Features daily strip 1956-57
Hans Schnupps Walt Triciak Bryl Syndicate daily strip 1936
Hap Holiday Phil Martin Globe Syndicate daily strip 1948
Happy Days Cliff Knight Matz Features weekly strip 1937-38
The Happy Days Norman Maurer Crown Features daily panel and Sunday strip 1960
Happy Happy Cosmus Oceanic Press Service weekly strip 1982-92
Happy Hunch H.L. Kruckman Graphic Syndicate daily strip 1926 Found! Cole Johnson supplied samples
Happy Returns Cecile Mills Mordell Features daily panel 1946
Harry Fig Peter Wallace United Feature Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1984
Hasty Pudding Man Martin Lew Little Enterprises daily strip 1992
Hattie Gertrude Espenschied Roberts News Service weekly panel 1962-67
Have Fun! Lee Bryan, Rube Weiss Blackstone Press Features weekly panel 1956-76
Hawks Of The Seas Willis Rensie (Will Eisner) Eisner-Iger Associates weekly strip 1937-40
He’s The Guy R.N. Palmer Select Features daily panel 1948
Head Set Dennis Ellefson Ed Marzola & Associates daily panel 1976
Head Of The Family Robert & Sally Batz Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily panel 1971
Heads And Tales Joe Laurie Jr Press Features daily panel 1948
Heart Throbs Gladys Ripley Editors Syndicate daily strip 1927
Heavenly Days Jack Bonestell Wilson Features daily strip 1979
Heavy Hannah John Haslemo Atlas Features weekly strip 1951-59 Found! in Redwood Journal-Press-Dispatch
Hector Hicks Lank Leonard George Matthew Adams Service daily strip 1933
Hector The Director Rama Braggiotti Ledger Syndicate daily panel 1967-73
Helen Homemaker Gean & Lloyd Birmingham Columbia Features Sunday strip 1968-73
Henry Henpeck Irv Hagglund A.S. Curtis Features daily panel 1949-61
The Hep Catts Ray Herman Allied Features Sunday strip 1945
Herd Of Laughter Terry Willis Liberty Features weekly 1997-98
Here And There John Rosol King Features weekly strip 1941
Heroglyphics Don Eaton Trans World News Service daily strip 1978
Hey, Mac Mike Arens, A.S. Curtis A.S. Curtis Features daily and Sunday strtip 1947-61
Hi And Jinx Mal Hancock Davy Associates daily strip 1991-97
Hi-Lo Daloisio Transworld Feature Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1952-62
Hi-Way Henry Oscar Hitt Wheeler-Nicholson daily panel 1926
Hick’ry Twigs Jack Knox Associated Newspapers daily strip 1938
Highlights Of Industry Arthur E. Jameson Triton Syndicate weekly panel 1936
Hobbs And Hink Adventures, Inc. Julius King, Kurt Wiese Metropolitan Newspaper Service daily strip 1928
Hold That Deadline Herb Hunter Newspaper Promotion Service daily panel 1947
Hollywood Hannah Bob Moore Nationwide Features daily panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplied proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
The Home Front Pat Miller Press Alliance daily panel 1942
Homefolks V. Kolarov American International Syndicate daily panel 1996-98
Homer Sapiens William J. Mikulka Trans World News Service daily strip 1978
Homer’s Groaners Ed Stanoszek LA Times Syndicate daily strip 1978-79
Honeydew Henry Gaines Goodman Jr. self-syndicated daily panel 1971-83
The Honeymoon’s Over Charles Wagner Humor Books Syndicate weekly strip 1995-96
Hoo-Dunnit Fred Lamb Columbia Features daily panel 1976
Hookup Henry Tousey NY Herald-Tribune Syndicate daily panel 1925
Hoot ‘n’ Annie Eli Bauer Newsday Specials daily panel 1965
Horace Scope The Star Gazer Winn McCourt, William Sullivan Associated Midwest Newspaper Syndicate daily strip 1937-38
Horse Shoe Sam C.E. Bidinger National Newspaper Service daily panel 1928
Hospital Quips Rube Weiss Blackstone Press Features weekly panel 1971-76
Hot And Tot Ray Harris, Charles McGirl Fred Harman Features ? 1934
House Of Hazards Mac Arthur Miller Services weekly strip 1939-40
How They Made Good David Fishback Hopkins Syndicate daily panel 1939
How To Be A Supermother Dick Harris self-syndicated weekly panel 1973-77
How To Do Or Be George Beatty Readers Syndicate daily panel 1924
Howard Banks Michael Passannante, Nick Trezza Global Features daily and Sunday strip 1991-93
Hub Caps Jay Howard Crown Features Sunday strip 1960
Huber And Friends Frank Cummins Sun News Features daily strip 1960-63
Hubert Henpec Fantasio Transworld Feature Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1952-62
Hunchback of Notre Dame Dick Briefer Eisner-Iger Associates weekly strip 1937-39
Hunk The Dinosaur Dean Norman Ecology Cartoon Features Sunday strip 1993
Hutch At Random G.E.Hutchison Pat Anderson Features weekly panel 1970-75

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
I Like You Because Naida Dickson Feature Service daily strip 1979
I’m Telling You Proctor Brown, Irwin Kostin Associated Midwest Newspaper Syndicate daily panel 1937
I.D. Clare W.F. Peters Publishers Feature Service weekly panel 1946-49
Idiosyntrics R.S. Broughton, Proctor Brown Associated Midwest Newspaper Syndicate daily panel 1937
If I Had My Way Kern Pederson Trans World News Service weekly panel 1976-78
Igor Harry Privette Boston Features daily strip 1985-87
Illustrated Crimes Stookie Allen Service For Authors daily/weekly strip 1933-39
Impressions Emil Abrahamian self-syndicated daily/weekly panel 1983-94
In Their Own Words Paul Howle, Don O’Briant Asterisk Features/United Features Sunday panel 1987-present
In The Land Of Midnite Fun Sarge O’Neill Southern Cartoon Syndicate daily panel 1971
Inane Incidents S.R. Vic Better Features daily panel 1932
Indian Summer John Zima Atlas Features weekly strip 1951-59 Found! in Redwood Journal-Press-Dispatch
Inklings John Jarvis Western Newspaper Union weekly panel 1949-50 Found! in Lime Springs Herald
Inky Hal Borden Al Smith Service weekly panel 1961-65
Inner Circle Lochlan Field Watkins Syndicate weekly strip 1939
Insight-Out E.J. Myer Winford Company daily 1971
Intimate Biographies William Jacobson Fox Features weekly strip 1929-30 Found! in Cincinnati Enquirer
It Does Happen Treve Collins Thompson Service daily panel 1931-34
It Has Been Noted That… Leshod American International Syndicate daily panel 1996-97
It Just So Happened Kern Pederson Al Smith Service weekly panel 1978
It’s A Cockeyed World Joe Kaliff Republic Features weekly panel 1948-80
It’s A Fact Jerry Cahill Atlas Features weekly panel 1948-59 Found! in Redwood Journal-Press-Dispatch
It’s A Laugh Rube Weiss Blackstone Press Features weekly panel 1971-76
It’s A Living Burdette Inch John M. Meissner daily panel 1938
It’s A Tough Life Ed Hampton American International Syndicate daily strip 1992-95
It’s For You Nick Frising Allied Feature Syndicate daily panel 1982
It’s Just As True Today Franklin Van Zelm Globe Syndicate daily panel 1948-50 Found by Bill Mullins in Chester Times and Sheboygan Press
It’s Love Chuck & Gwen Bowen Universal Press Syndicate daily panel 1972-73 Found in Sacramento Union
It’s Really Great Charles Bowen, Barbara Jones Allied Features daily panel 1985
It’s Really A Racket Cliff Durr, Charles Tepper Allied Features Syndicate daily strip 1938
It’s Your World Ted Goff, Dan Harris self-syndicated daily and Sunday strip 1985-86

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
Jack And Tyler Mark Tonra King Features daily and Sunday strip 1995 Found! in Deseret News
Jack Knife & T. Spoon Sarge O’Neill Southern Cartoon Syndicate 1970-78
Jackie Al Smith Al Smith Service weekly strip 1951-52 Turns out this is the original title of Smith’s “Rural Delivery”, which is not a mystery strip
Jackson’s Law Pedro Moreno United Cartoonist Syndicate 1981-84
Jason Foster Moore Al Smith Service weekly strip 1993-99
Jasper of the Jungle Eric Erickson George Matthew Adams Service daily strip 1948-50
Jellybean Bennett and Burkhardt Press Alliance weekly panel 1982
Jennifer Art Gates Gates Features weekly panel 1968-69
Jericho Jones Stephen Graham and Kirk Luehrs Telefriends daily strip 1974-76 Found — apparently an alternate title of “Pilgrims”)
Jerry Junior Air Warden Al Zere Bell Syndicate daily strip 1942
Jerry Dare Clark de Ball United Features daily 1933
Jerry The Giraffe Ralph Matz Matz Features daily panel 1945
Jes’ Smith Johnny Pierotti Columbia Features daily strip 1953-73
Jest A Moment Hugh Kennedy and Bert Nelson Buffalo Courier-Express Syndicate daily panel 1962-64
Jest For Fun Christine Decker Lloyd James Williams daily panel 1937
Jest For Laffs Audie Bransford Centurion Press daily and Sunday panel 1972-79
Jest For Laughs Paul Fung Jr. Al Smith Service weekly strip 1978-83
Jest For You Robert Orben Comedy Center weekly panel 1977
Jewish Panorama Sauberman Seven Arts Features weekly strip 1935
Jill And Judy Gene McNerney Watkins Syndicate daily strip 1938-40
Jimmy Rivers’ Adventures Joe Buresch Matz Features daily strip 1937
Joe Blow William J. Miller Miller News Services daily panel 1939
Joe Briggs Dennis Austin Bell Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1948
Joe Fann C.T. Jones American International Syndicate daily panel 1980-81
Joe Gish Terry Gilkison Publishers Autocaster Service weekly panel 1930-34 Found! by D.D. Degg in the Cass City (MI) Chronicle
Joe And Judy Walsh National Catholic Welfare Conference weekly strip 1940-57
John Dough Susan Wyatt Mid-Continent Features thrice weekly 1976-77
The John Smiths Harold Magin Federated Press weekly strip 1937-40
Johnnie Jones Bill Savage Federated Press weekly strip 1946
Johnny Scribe Schaub Thompson Service daily strip 1933-34
The Jones Sisters Ed Gillum The Comic Factory weekly 1991-93
Joshua Trust Cash Orcutt Crown Syndicate Sunday strip 1960 Ran in Shopping Bag/Family Funnies, a weekly magazine distributed in southern California supermarkets and was done by Russ Manning under this pseudonym
Judge Pudge David Watkins Suzerain Syndicate daily strip 1992-93
Julian of the Jungle Frederick Toran Editorial Board Syndicate weekly strip 1967-68
Julius Harry, Joan and Nelson Oceanic Press Service weekly strip 1982-94
Junior Bob Moore Nationwide Features daily panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplied proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
Junior Hall of Fame Kenneth Cromwell Junior Features daily strip 1935-37
Juniors Viewpoint C. Mozier Associated Press daily strip 1935
Just Add Walter Tim Faherty King Features daily and Sunday strip 1992 Found! in Lakeland Ledger
Just Imagine Fola Transworld Features daily and Sunday strip 1952-58
Just Like Junior Stan Asch McClure Syndicate daily panel 1937-38
Just Once Bob Orso Feature Associates weekly 1979-80
Just So Happened Kern Pederson Al Smith Service weekly panel 1980
Just For Fun Ram Onas Sun News Features daily panel 1960-63

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
Keeping Up With The Kids J.R. Harington International Features daily strip 1950
The Kid From Brooklyn Woody Gelman McCay Features daily and Sunday strip 1945-46
Kidbits J.H. Kerber Select Features daily strip 1962-63
Kidoodles Leo White self-syndicated daily strip 1984-90
The Kids Next Door Sarge O’Neill Southern Cartoon Syndicate daily strip 1971
The Kids Joe Buresch self-syndicated weekly panel 1973-86
Kilroy, The Cartoon Jack Anderson et al Associated Features daily panel 1993-2001
Kingston Evan Tweed International Syndicate Group daily 1987
Kith And Kin Becky Chicago Tribune-NY News Sunday panel 1946-50
Kitten Kaye Leo Beroth self-syndicated daily strip 1957-61 Existence verified in Hayward Daily Review by Todd Hillmer
Knowing Gnome Beatrice D. Miller Independent Features daily 1965-66
Komical Cartoons Stanley Matz self-syndicated weekly strip 1941
Kool Roo Peter Dare Al Smith Service weekly strip 1987-89
Koopersmith’s Kreative Kingdom & Kalendar:Return To Utopia Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith self-syndicated thrice weekly 1999-2000
Krass & Bernie G. Trosley Oceanic Press Service weekly strip 1976-95 Charles Brubaker says this was a feature in CARToons magazine – ineleigible for SG
Krazy Cat James Rodriguez United Cartoonist Syndicate daily 1988-95

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
Laff It Off Vance van Demark Thompson Service daily panel 1941
Laff Toons Mike Gray and Bob Moore Nationwide Features weekly panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplied proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
Laff Track Marty Brucella R-GAB Features daily panel 1980
Lamentin’ Luke Art Gates self-syndicated daily strip 1956
Land of the Midnight Fun Sarge O’Neill Southern Cartoon Syndicate daily strip 1974
Larger Than Life David Gallagher Public Syndicate daily panel 1992-93
Larry Brannon Winslow Mortimer National Newspaper Syndicate daily strip 1961-68 Alberto Becattini says it ran in the Toronto Star; did it appear in any US newspapers?
Lars And June Ray Rhamey Ray Gross Enterprises daily strip 1977-78
The Last Straw Dan Juravich Superior Features weekly strip 1983-present
The Late Late War Fred Fredericks Adcox Associates daily strip 1960 Alberto Becattini says it ran in the Elizabeth (NJ) Daily Journal –anyone have samples?
Laughing Gas Bill Freyse Feature Sales Syndicate daily strip 1937-38
Laura Good Ellis Eringer and Russ Manning Crown Features Sunday strip 1960 (Alberto Becattini says it Ran in Shopping Bag/Family Funnies, a weekly magazine distributed in southern California supermarket – ineligible for SG
Law And Disorder George Koukos Creators Syndicate daily strip 2000
The Law Charles Schwab Unicorn Features daily panel 1972-73
Lefty Betts Bob York Globe Syndicate daily strip 1948
Legal Laffs Rube Weiss Blackstone Press Features weekly panel 1971-76
Leisure Hour Newton Pratt Globe Syndicate daily panel 1950
Lemont Brown Darrin Bell Continental News Service weekly strip 1996-99 D.D. Degg says this ran in the UC Berkeley Daily Californian, a college paper, before it was renamed “Candorville” on syndication
Les Moore Philip Jewell self-syndicated daily panel 1992-96
Lest We Forget Joe Archibald Wheeler-Nicholson daily panel 1926
Let’s Go Grace Brown and Marion Moran Conde Nast daily strrip 1929
Let’s Go Town William Spear Jr. Western Newspaper Union weekly panel 1927, 1936-37
Li’l Chief Hot-Shot Frank Stevens Associated Features daily and Sunday strip 1945-46
Li’l Peanut Lou Paige Al Smith Service weekly strip 1951
Li’l Philosopher Constance Bannister Miller Services daily panel 1960-62
Libby Jeff Sinclair Kartooning Advertising daily strip 1980-81
Life Lines L.C. (Les?) Carroll Crosby Newspaper Syndicate daily panel 1938
Life’s Little Dramas Bart Hodges Jr. NY Post Syndicate twice weekly panel 1946-47
Life’s Little Temptations Phil Hummerstone Words & Pictures Service daily panel 1949-50
Life-Laffs Ralph Hershberger Century Features daily panel 1937
Lippy The Yippy Sarge O’Neill and Bill Wright Southern Cartoon Syndicate daily panel 1970-76
Listen Ladies Mark Beebe NY Herald-Tribune daily panel 1953
Little Evy Evy Caroll King Features daily panel 1945
Little Ezra Ed Jona Allied Features daily/weekly strip 1938
Little Folks of Circleville Rome Siemon N.E.W.S. daily and Sunday strip 1949
Little Green Man Jaime Diaz Ed Marzola & Associates daily and Sunday strip 1976
Little Ideas That Grew Big Frank Cheesman North America Sportsmens Bureau thrice weekly panel 1938
Little Island Collins Clive United Press International daily strip 1984
Little Jackie Stanley Miller Matz Features daily strip 1936
A Little Leary Bill Leary National Newspaper Syndicate daily panel 1963-86 Doesn’t qualify for listing, art was reused from day to day on this homilies panel; thanks to Bill Mullins for sample
The Little Major Bob Kane General Features weekly strip 1937-42
The Little Man Ray Salmon self-syndicated daily panel 1980-2001
Little Moonfolks Rome Siemon Associated Press daily and Sunday strip 1952
Little Otto H.T. Elmo Wheeler-Nicholson daily strip 1926
Little People of the Air Isabelle Stewart Way Giblin Features daily panel 1925 Doesn’t qualify for listing, turns out to be an illustrated text column about birds; thanks to Bill Mullins for sample
Little Rodney Jimmy Caborn Arthur J. Lafave weekly panel 1937-39 Found! in Cleveland Plain Dealer
Little Rowdies Marsh and Mulholland Thompson Service daily strip 1934
Little Sampson Paschall Graphic Syndicate daily 1925
Little Strokes Elena self-syndicated daily and Sunday panel 1973
Little Wild-Heart Carl Moon Independent Syndicate weekly strip 1930
Live ‘n Laff Rube Weiss Blackstone Press Features weekly panel 1967-76 Found! by Robert Brooke in Eastern Oklahoma Journal
Live It Up Tony Victorian World News Syndicate daily panel 1973
Lola Inigo Picadilly Press daily strip 1966-68
Lonely Heart Herc Ficklen Avalon Features daily panel 1968-79
Long Shots Frank Hill Continental Features daily panel 2003-present
Looking Around Sid Hathaway Al Smith Service weekly panel 1970
Looney Land Jim Navoni Premier Syndicate daily panel 1926 Found! by Bill Mullins in the Lowell Sun
Loony Limericks Jerry Schiller Blackstone Press weekly panel 1957-61
Loop Carew Ted Miller Press Alliance daily 1940-48
Lord, I Said Hank Hartmann and Martha Merrill LA Times Syndicate daily panel 1978
The Losers Bob Kane Ledger Syndicate daily panel 1966
Love And Laughter Maria Molnar Oceanic Press Serv ice weekly strip 1983-95
Love, Love, Love Chuck and Gwen Bowen Universal Press daily panel 1970-71 Found! in Sacramento Union
Lucky Breaks C.R. Miller Distinctive Features daily panel, Sunday strip 1930

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Title Creator(s) Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes/Status
MD James Whatley Interpress weekly panel 1974-82
Modern Oxygen / MO Marc A. Vargas American International Syndicate daily panel 1993-94
Machamer’s Corner Gene Machamer Dickson-Bennett daily panel 1981-82
Machine Head Syder Webb Copley News weekly strip 1987-88
Mad Lewis Mad Caps Fred Lewis American International Syndicate daily strip 1988-90
Madge the Badge Al Liederman Trans World News daily strip 1978-79
Maggie McSnoot uncredited Ledger Syndicate daily strip 1945-50
Malfunction Junction Mal Hancock Whitegate Features daily 1990-93
Mama’s Boy Will Gould Kay Features daily strip 1931
A Man Called Horace Andrew Christine and Roger Kettle North America Syndicate daily strip 1992-98 British strip – ran here?
Man in the Street Jett Black Schwartz Cartoon Service daily strip 1928
Man’s Wings John McCormick and J.M. Richardson King Features daily strip 1929-33
Mandy Capp Carla Ostrer North America Syndicate daily strip 1997-98 British strip – ran here?
Manny From Mars Fred Treadgold BP Singer Features weekly panel 1963-69
March of Science John I. Hudson Science Service daily panel 1936-38
Margie Stanley Metz Century Features daily panel 1937-38
Maria Griz Columbian Comics Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1991-96
Marsh Mellows Len Borozinski Copley News Service daily strip 1977
Marty Gerald Bennett and Roy Sanchez R-GAB Features daily strip 1978-79
Marvin Pat Moran World News Syndicate daily panel 1973
Mary Jane (aka Mary Lou) Stanley Matz Matz Features daily strip 1936-46
Masked Invaders William Sherb Jolyon Features daily strip 1939
Masked Marvel Ben Thompson Watkins Syndicate weekly strip 1939
Masked Pilot uncredited Beacon Newspaper Service daily and Sunday strip 1940
Mata Hari J.D. McFarland self-syndicated daily strip 1970
Matt Marriott Tony Weare Piccadilly Press daily strip 1966-68 British strip – ran here?
Maya John Heine Publishers-Hall Syndicate daily panel 1973
Mayme The Manicurist uncredited Chicago Tribune daily panel 1930 Found in NY Daily News
The McNabs Leonard Bruce Leoleen-Durck Creations daily strip 1983-88
The Meanest Man In The World Bob Battle Transworld Features daily strip 1956-59
Memoirs of a Housewife Juli Tarpin Lew Little Syndicate Sunday panel 1965
Memories of a Former Kid Bob Artley Extra Newspaper Features weekly strip 1986-95
Men From Mars Stanley Miller Unique Features daily panel 1945
The Merriers Stan Campbell Eric Jon Associates weekly strip 1958-62
Merry Mixup Barbara Jones Allied Features daily panel 1970-71
Merry Moments Eg Margo Queen Features weekly panel 1939
Merry-Go-Round Jerry Marcus Roberts News Service weekly panel 1962-67
Michael Brand William Barry Adventure Features daily strip 1975-76
Miffy Dudley Buxton Miller Services daily strip 1934
Mighty O’Malley George Merkle/Dean Miller Chricago Tribune-NY News Syndicate Sunday strip 1947-49
Mike O’Kay Roberts Wheeler-Nicholson daily strip 1926 found in Lowell Sun
Millie Roger Mahoney and Andrew Pilcher North America Syndicate daily strip 1992-96 (British strip?)
Milly C. Decker Lloyd James Williams Co. daily panel 1939
Milo Ronald Boerem Danny Ball Productions weekly strip 1978-79
Mimi Mary Dorman National Newspaper Service daily panel 1974
Mind’s Eye Jerome Chamberlain Trans-World News Service daily panel 1976
Mini-Poster Don Addis Willow Creek Syndicate daily panel 1969
Minit Movies Irving Phillips Thompson Service daily panel 1933-34
Minstrel Lore Robert Larsen Pat Anderson Features daily panel 1976
Mr. Cheerio Milt Lichtenstein Leeds Features daily panel 1933
Moccasin Trails Mike Roy Royal Features daily panel 1960-61 Alernate title for Hoss Laffs?
Modern Planes Les Marshall Eisner-Iger Associates weekly panel 1937-39
Mojoe Edward Bryant self-syndicated weekly 1991-92
Mom’s Boarding House Gerald Bennett Dickson Features daily panel 1979
Mona uncredited Vaz Diaz International daily strip 1954-69
Moonshines J.D. McFarland self-syndicated weekly strip 1968-69
Morgan Rogers in Days of Queen Elizabeth A.S. Curtis Curtis Features daily strip 1949-50
Mother Goose Eleanor Schorer Columbia Newspaper Service weekly strip 1926-27 1915 series is documented
Motorization of Mr. Man James Henderson Ullman Features weekly panel 1931
The Mountain Ranger Ralph Matz self-syndicated daily strip 1940
Movie Epochs R. Dale Armstrong Fred Harman Features daily 1934
Movie Gig Jim Richardson Dickson-Bennett daily strip 1983-84
Mr. 2 by 4 Jack O’Brien Nationwide Features daily panel 1949-50 Charles Thompson supplies proof that Nationwide was a producer of advertising strips; not eligible for SG listing
Mr. Big Tim Newlin self-syndicated daily and Sunday strip 1992
Mr. Dilly Bil Dwyer Globe Syndicate daily strip 1948
Mr. Housewife Clayton Strohmeyer Creators Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 2002-03
Mr. Magic Shirley Spillman Pacific News Service daily and Sunday panel 1961-62
Mr. McCivic, Taxpayer MEB Eagle Syndicate daily strip 1934 Did NOT run in Brooklyn Eagle
Mr. Sandman Frank Vydra National Newspaper Syndicate daily and Sunday strip 1970
Mr. Skooch Charles Saxton Atlas Features weekly strip 1951-59
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Everrett Lowry self-syndicated weekly panel 1932
Mrs. Weber’s Diary Posy Simmonds Feature Associates weekly strip 1983 British strip – ran here?
Muldoon Bob Meyer Oceanic Press Service weekly strip 1983-95
Murfy Buzz Gambill self-syndicated daily panel 1994-present
Murphy’s Law Nick Frising Allied Features daily panel 1979-89
Muscle Movies uncredited Wheeler-Nicholson daily panel 1926
Musings of the Mad His Mark Fine Arts Syndicate weekly strip 1932
Musk Malone Larry McNeil Midwest Syndicate daily strip 1946
My Big Brudder Frank Engli Eastern Color Printing weekly strip 1930-34
My Stars Ken Bruns LA Times Syndicate daily panel 1976

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Title Creator(s) Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes/Status
Nanny O’Twinkle Larry Reynolds Press Alliance daily 1948
Nature Notes J.N. Meissner KNM thrice weekly panel 1939
Nature’s Notebook Frank Thorne Science Service daily 1929
Nature-Tomes Ficklen and Raynor Avalon Features daily panel 1970
The Newlyweds Mike Brown and Charlie Michaels Family Matters Publications weekly 1993-96
Nehi and Skyhi Joe Buresch Thompson Service daily strip 1937
Nellie’s Notebook Art Gates Chicago Tribune daily panel 1966
Nelly Newcook Jessie A. Knox Our Family Food weekly strip 1938
The Nerve of Some People Ed Sullivan Associated Features daily panel 1945-46
The Nest Mario and Nancy Risso Mercury Features daily strip 1985
The Neutrons Stan Meritakis self-syndicated weekly 1980-81
Never Land Eddie Pipe Allied Press International daily panel 1980
New Dialogue For Old Movies uncredited C-K Special Features daily panel 1967-68
New Jersey Subjects Gar Schmitt self-syndicated weekly panel 1969
New Outlook Jack Fitch A.S. Curtis Features daily panel 1949-50
Newbies John Kovalic and Liz Rathke Shetland Productions weekly strip 2000-present web only?
Next of Kin Clinton Harmon Clintoons weekly strip 2000-present
Nextdoor Neighbor Bill Nickel Editorial Services weekly panel 1947
Nice Weekend Joe Mahoney Community & Suburban Press Service weekly panel 1978
Nick Ryan – The Skull Kevin Miller and David Watkins Suzerain Group daily strip 1993-94
Night Riders Ralph Matz Miller Features daily strip 1940
Nighlife Georgeson Superior Features weekly panel 1983-84
Nimrod Morrie Turner Worldwide Media daily strip 1990-2003
Nip and Tuck Bess Goe Willis Ledger Syndicate weekly strip 1936-39 do have the version that was apparently a local strip in the Boston Post 1942-43
Nip and Tuck Fred Treadgold Singer Features weekly strip 1963-69
No Rodeo Robert Berardi self-syndicated daily and Sunday strip 2001-present probable web-only feature
The Noob uncredited LA Times Syndicate daily 1994 now a webcomic
Noodles Robert Righetti Danny Ball Productions weekly panel 1978-79
Not Too Smart Charles McDonel Comic Art Therapy daily 1993-94
Nully Fy M. Sitton Winford Company Features daily strip 1971 never published according to Alter Ego article
Nutty Nature Fallon and Pracy BP Singer Features weekly strip 1983-99

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
O’Malley’s Law 1979-83 Scott Smith Feature Associates weekly strip
O. Johnny 1960-63 Ghilchik Sun News Features daily strip British feature by David Ghilchik?
O.O. 1978-81 Stan Meritakis self-syndicated daily strip
Odd But So 1950-54 Joe Fabian Words & Pictures Syndicate daily panel
Odd Ball 1983-93 J. Kuchera Oceanic Press Service weekly strip
Odd Truths 1935 Carl Kuhn Thompson Service daily panel Canadian?
Oddities of Nature 1947-61 Chuck Thorndike A.S. Curtis Features weekly panel
Oddities of the News 1937-42 Al Blum and Alex Boon General Features weekly panel
Odditowns 1935 Mike Brady Allied Features daily panel
Oddograms 1935 James Burke and Edward Mason Allied Features daily panel
Offline 1996-2005 Herb Stansbury Davy Associates daily and Sunday strip
Office Frolics 1979 Art McCourt Feature Associates weekly
Oh! Oswald 1948-52 Jean Leo and Martine Martin Press Alliance daily
Olaf 1961 R.D. Hassler Chicgo Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily strip
Old Is 1979 Dominic Poelsma and Marcella Markham NY Times Special Features daily panel
The Old South 1936 Wilbur G. Kurtz Triton Syndicate daily panel
Old Timer 1939 Ed Wheelan Bell Syndicate daily panel
Oliver Twist 1939 C. David Vormelker Jolyon Features daily strip
On The Beat 1998-99 Oliver Gaspirtz self-syndicated weekly panel Apparently a magazine feature; not eligible for SG index
On The Way Out 1991 Craig Rogers Sparks Syndication weekly
One Liners 1973 Henny Youngman N.E. Coan daily panel
One Up 1963-66 Lew Saw National Newspaper Service daily strip
One For The Road 1976-79 Kern Pederson Trans World News weekly panel
Oscar the Giraffe 1946 R.S. Matz Unique Features daily strip
Oscy 1985-88 Mike Liper United Cartoonist Syndicate daily
Otto Knox 1924 Sidney Light Hoosier News Service panel
Our America 1938-39 Frederick Polley Esquire Features weekly panel
Our Country Cousins 1939 Joe Buresch National Art Features daily panel
Our Faith 1955-61 Carl Pfeufer Eric Jon Associates weekly panel
Our Oscar 1971 Edgar Allen Jr. Register & Tribune Syndicate daily panel
Our Paper Boy 1976-78 Kern Pederson Trans World News weekly panel
Our Parish 1959-79 Peg O’Connell aka Margaret Ahern National Catholic Welfare Conference weekly panel
Out Of This World 1956 Charles Addams McClure Syndicate Sunday panel Found by D.D. Degg in Pasadena Independent
Over Fifty 1989-94 Keith M. Manzella Newspaper Features daily strip
Overheard At America’s Lunch Counters 1985 Susan Catherine Willow Creek Syndicate weekly

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Title Creator Syndicate Freq/Format Years Notes / Status
P.J. Abominable John Gallagher United Feature Syndicate daily strip 1968
The PO Box Earl T. Musick self-syndicated weekly 1993-97 Author says it sold primarily to specialty publications – thanks Earl!
Pa and Abie Russell Wheeler-Nicholson daily strip 1926
Pa and Ma Voorhees John F. Dille daily strip 1926
Padded Cell Charles J. Dunn Watkins Syndicate daily panel 1942
Paddy Pigg Richard Decker Allied Features daily and Sunday strip 1937
A Page For Every Age G. Melikov Nu-Way Features weekly strip 1936
Pan-Dee-Monium Jackson Gray Mid-Continent Features daily strip 1982
Pandora Kaye Spence Press Features daily panel 1948
Panel of Fun C. Decker Bell SYndicate daily panel 1939
Pantomime Sara Black Spadea Syndicate daily panel 1975
Paperclips Doug Brunner Community Features thrice weekly 1981
Paradise Park R. Claude Singer Media weekly strip 1994-99
Parents Plus Justin Manning Four Corners Syndicate weekly panel 1968-69
Parking Space Russell Askue McClure Syndicate daily panel 1931
Party Gators Elaine Sandra Abramson A&A weekly strip 1998-2004
Party Ranks Mike Pascal and Joe Stuart JSA Publications daily/weekly strip 1986-87
Pat the Paris Shopper Joan Carson John F. Dille daily strip 1932-35 Miscategorized fashion feature?
Patent Nonsense Roy Doty Paradigm-TSA daily strip 1999
The Patsy Irma Harms Thompson Service daily strip 1933-34
Patterson’s People Gene Patterson Allied Features daily panel 1968-73
Patty Lee Edwin Finch Henle Features daily 1933
Peanut Butter Soup Joe Amadeo and Tom Kerr Syndicated News Service weekly 1990-92
Pebbles Henry Boye McClure Syndicate daily panel 1951
Pee Wee’s Pencil Joe Rice Copley News Service daily and Sunday panel 1979
Peeping Tom C. Crist Globe Syndicate weekly strip 1981
Peg, Ann & Barbara Mabel Whitney International Syndicate daily panel 1928-30
The Pennypockets Wes Dennis Consolidated News Features daily strip 1939
People & Things Prescott Chaplin Bell Syndicate daily/weekly strip 1940 Likely illustrated column
PeraNormal Jim Pera Second Ring Syndicate weekly strip 1996-98
Percy’s World Howie Schneider Page One Syndicate daily strip 1961
Perfect Couple Rick Geary Copley News Service twice weekly strip 1986
Peter Panic Lo Linkert Singer Media daily/weekly panel 1973-2003
Peter Pupp Bob Kane Eisner-Iger Associates weekly strip 1937-39
Petey Lou Darvas Thompson Service daily panel 1935
Pews Joe McKeever Copley News Service weekly panel 1982-85 Charles Brubaker reports that McKeever says he never saw the panel in print — Copley told him they didn’t know which papers if any actually ran it
Phil Ossifer Clyde Campbell and O. DeCaillet Thompson Service daily panel 1934-36
Phillip’s Flock Doc Goodwin Dispatch Features Sunday strip 1968-85
Phoney Photos Bret Hart Jr. Readers Syndicate daily panel 1925
Phrog George Albitz Al Smith Service weekly strip 1985-86
Phyllis Bernard Baily Keystone Press Features daily strip 1939
Pig Newton Mal Hancock Field Newspaper Syndicate daily panel/Sunday strip 1983
Pilot Storm Henk Sprenger Douglas Whiting daily strip 1959-72 Dutch – appeared in U.S.?
Pinhead Pete uncredited Premier Syndicate weekly panel 1928-31 Found! by Bill Mullins in Cleveland Plain Dealer and Portland Oregonian
Pinny and his Pals Barney Bravman Foreign Press Syndicate daily/weekly strip 1937
Pipe Dreams Rud Sun News Features daily/Sunday panel 1957-63
The Pit Morris Turner Pioneer Press Service daily panel 1957
Pixel Frank Hill and Ted Mancuso Al Smith Service weekly strip 1985
Playmates Lloyd Jones and H.F. Voorhees John F. Dille daily strip 1924-25
Plympton Bill Plympton self-syndicated/Universal Press Syndicate weekly-4 times weekly panel 1978-81 Possibly a political cartoon
Pollutocrats Larkin and Gordon Allied Feature Syndicate daily panel 1972
Polly Esther Ed McNally Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily panel 1971
Polymericks Steve McKinstry Enterprise Features 3 times weekly panel 1978
Ponder This Leonard Andrews Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily 1965
Poor Little Rich Man Courtney Dunkel Chicago Tribune-NY News Syndicate daily panel 1948
Pop Winters Cliff Knight Triton Syndicate daily panel 1935
Possum Holler Boody Rogers McClure SYndicate daily strip 1936
Pre-Columbian Mysteries Mario Bertolini Ed Marzola & Associates daily strip 1976
Prince Winthrop Prince Chronicle Features weekly panel 1986 Author says it was syndicated as Free Zone to several papers and appeared in the SF Chronicle under this title – thanks Winthrop!
Private Stuff Jack O’Brien Editors Syndicate daily panel 1953
Professor Naturebug John Hazlett and Edward Thomas Dispatch Features Sunday strip 1971
Professor Pi V.T.Born Douglas Whiting daily strip 1959-72 Dutch – appeared in U.S.?
Professor Unquote Bill Henry Globe Syndicate daily strip 1948
Proven Proverbs Bill Zaboly and William Davy Select Features daily panel 1962
Pud Steven Nease Southam Syndicate/Liberty Features daily strip 1989-98 Canadian – appeared in U.S.?
Punch Line Palbo Community Press Service weekly panel 1975-78
Punchline Tim Newlin self-syndicated Sunday strip 1995-96
Punchy and Judy Loy Byrnes NY Post daily strip 1945 Found! in NY Post)
Puzzy Jack Fitch Editors Syndicate daily panel 1953

This is as far as I’ve gotten on the mystery strip list, folks!

One thought on “Editor & Publisher Mystery Strips

  1. I am trying to get information on a cartoon strip called Squire Edgegate by Louis Richard. Basically I am trying to find out if that is the cartoonist’s real name or a pen name. If it was a pen name what was his real name and where is he from, a biography of the cartoonist. I have over 300 zinc printing plates with his name and the cartoon title on it, but can’t find a biography on the cartoonist, that is why I think it is a pen name for some one else. Can you help?

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