Saturday, April 08, 2006

 

Mystery Strips of E&P - "D" Listings

After a long layoff I'm finally back to listing mystery strips. Today's post is brought to you by the letter D. If you don't recall what I'm doing here, read this post. Any and all information is greatly appreciated and rewarded as well.

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 - thanks Cole!)
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 (found! in Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph)
Did You Know? - John Jarvis - Community & Suburban Press Service - weekly panel - 1978
Didja' Hear? - Herman - Western Newspaper Union - weekly panel - 1948 (found! in Titonka Times)
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 - thanks Charles!)
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)
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 cartoonist's son Nick Homer -- see Obscurity of the Day post)
Dumb Blonde - George Davies - Transatlantic News Features - daily panel - 1948
The Dwigginses - Russ Bender, Guy Nonnan - Century Features - unknown - 1937

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Comments:
I could swear I've seen "The DeBrees"
strip, but I'll be hanged if I can find
a sample now; maybe it was just a promo.
Oh, and while you have Kipp as Charles'
partner, I have it as Schuessler.
Kipp Schuessler?

Doc Savage comic strip in the sixties
and seventies? I'm sure one of the
many Savage Sites would be all over
that. The only Doc Savage comic strip
I've heard of is the Dent and Orban
tryout circa 1936 as run in an issue
of Comics Buyers Guide.

But...
That and The Drimbles from The Ledger
Syndicate? THE Ledger Syndicate? In
the 1970s?
 
Well, there were two Ledger Syndicates. The one run by the Philadelphia Public Ledger in the 1920s-40s, then the one that syndicated Batman in the 1960s-70s. As far as I'm aware there is no connection. I'd love to know more about the second Ledger Syndicate. They syndicated (or at least tried to syndicate) a lot of interesting licensed properties in the late 60s, like Doc Savage.

-- Allan
 
Elena Steier, who created "The Dinosaur Circus", posted a website on the strip

http://www.striporama.com/dino/dino2.html

It looks like it was syndicated, although it would be best if you emailed her.
 
Dan Hastings was a sci-fi strip that appeared in the first dozen or so issues of Star Comics, a 1937 Chesler comic. I know that Chesler marketed the strip to newspapers as well; you can see a solicitation for the Dan Hastings strip here (near the bottom of the page). You can also read a few panels of Dan Hastings as published in Star Comics #7 here.

Not sure if Hastings was ever published substantially in the newspapers; as you can see the art (by Fred Guardineer) was terrific and the villain was quite evil indeed.
 
"The DeBrees" strip was indeed done jointly by Kipp Schuessler as the artist and Charles Barsotti as the writer. It was very short lived if I remember correctly that there was some kind of newspaper strike at the time and the strip sort of went with it. I probably still have some of the original artwork in storage. Kipp's two sons and I are working toward putting a lot of his work up on a website that will be kippart.com, but it is just in the "under construction" stage right now.
 
Hi A -
Be sure to let us know when your website is up and running!

--Allan
 
The two Ledger syndicates were headed by a man named Kearney. He started his own namesake syndicate that only lasted a few years in the 1940's.
The "new" Ledger syndicate never officially launched it's propsed other strips.
 
Hi Anon -
So are you saying that Kearney was running the Philadelphia Ledger's syndicate as well, or that there was yet another Ledger Syndicate in the 40s? I know the 'original' Ledger Syndicate outlived the paper -- is this what you're referring to?

--Allan
 
You are correct with your information on "Dot and Dash" by Tony Basso. I am his granddaughter, and was fortunate enough to enjoy his wonderful cartoons. We are in the process of locating hard copies for you. I'll keep you updated. Thank you for your hard work!
 
Thanks anon! Looking forward to moving your granddad out of the mystery listings, and sharing some samples with everyone.

--Allan
 
i have a copy of "Do you know that?" from Calgary Daily Herald 3 13 31
 
Hi Anon -
Ah, so I guess the credited Star Syndicate is the Toronto Star. If it was only distributed in Canada then it's disqualified for Stripper's Guide listing and so gets dropped from the mystery list. Thanks!!
 
Hello, do you have any information on the dark shadows comic strip from 1971. I'm trying to find out how long it ran and if there was a daily strip as well. I just posted the first Sunday story arc and I am seeking a time line and any information you might know about it. -Ilovecomix
 
Hi ilove -
You'll find the complete run of the strip (daily and Sunday) in the Pomegranate Press reprint book.

--Allan
 
Hello again, I have tried faxing and looked all over the web for a phone number for Pomegranate Press. Do you know or have any idea how to get in contact with them. All their web site offers is a way to order by fax. I tried faxing for the phone number but the fax does no go through. Any more info would be awesome -Ilovecomix
 
While it is not quite an example of his comic strip, you'll find a John Broudhecker comic drawing- of sorts- for sale at a very reasonable price, right here: http://is.gd/npBU.

Hope this helps in some small way!

Linda T.
 
Concerning Derby Dan by Bozz: this is probably one of the many comics by Robert Velter, French artist who created Spirou and who was for a few years the assistant of Martin Branner on Winnie Winkle. He used the pseudonym Bozz throughout most of his career, and 1940 is in his most productive period. http://lambiek.net/artists/r/rob_vel.htm
 
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