The serious business behind amusing names.
Every so often we receive emails from fans bemoaning the fact that one reprint series or another wasn’t successful enough (in other words, didn’t sell enough copies) for the series to continue. A recent email to that effect about our two Bringing Up Father books got me thinking. We have really spoiled ourselves and each […]
With a brand-new year and LOAC Essentials Volume 14: Barney Google available on sale, we’ve now successfully traveled The Library of American Comics Road to 200. Each month during 2019 in this space we paused to feature one of our books via the trusty ol’ LOAC Wheel of Fortune, but now seems like an opportune time […]
In the Little Orphan Annie strip of February 24 1935 (reprinted in Vol. 6 of our series) a mysterious giant wearing a turban appears and offers to help the little mophead chop wood. It’s the first time Annie meets Punjab. When she offhandedly comments how nice it was to receive his help Punjab gives her […]