Thursday, February 23, 2006
Mystery Strips of E&P - "C" Listings
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 supplies 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 - thanks Todd!]
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 [Found! by Jeffrey Lindenblatt in Minneapolis Star and Philadelphia Daily News]
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 (Found! by Cliff Erickson in the Altus Times-Democrat. Thanks Cliff!)
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 (turns out to be an alternate title for Skyroads)
Close-Ups - Hinderer and Leitner - Wade Allen Syndicate - daily panel - 1968 [Found! by Charles Brubaker in Red Bluff Daily News; thanks Charles!]
Coby's Corner - Dick Smith - self-syndicated - weekly strip - 1991-93 (sorta found -- ran VERY sporadically in Orem-Geneva Times in 1991-93, not often enough to qualify as a regular series -- still looking for regul,ar appearances)
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; thanks Charles!
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 Squares - John Jarvis - Community Press Service - 1973,76,78,81-82,2001-present Found! in McHenry Plaindealer
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 [found! by Charles Brubaker in a bunch of papers. Thanks Charles!]
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 supplies 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
Labels: Mystery Strips
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Go to http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
and search for Concrete Jungle, then get to the Oswego C. M. items. There are a few samples.
This paper seemed to print the Copley strips and panels in the first half of the 1980s. If you have any Copley strips from 1980 - 1985 that you're looking for, you may give this place a shot.
For example that "Gleeb" panel is found here.
I have 4 original art of Citizen George by George Wolfe
it's not a weekly panel.
i have this date
if you want i can send the scansions
Crosscut is a continuation of Brickman's Do It Yourself.
The Deseret News and Telegram had been carrying Do It Yourself on their classified pages.
Saturday, March 2, 1957 is Do It Yourself - Monday March 4, 1957 is Crosscut.
For a few months the Deseret News ran the panel with their Do It Yourself heading right above the syndicate-supplied Crosscut heading.
The panel ran, though not every day, at least until June 20, 1962,
always on one of the classifieds pages.
Don't know how much a difference it is to your records but when the panel carried a copyright notice it read "John F. Dille Co.", not Dille's National Newspaper Syndicate.
Thanks for the info! I'd seen Do It Yourself running later than 1956 pretty often, but never under that rather odd "Crosscut" title, and always so sporadically that I assumed it was papers using up old stock. Great to have that one cleared up.
Regarding Dille vs. NNS, I've never understood the system they used for assigning each of those company names to features. I usually record whatever is on the feature itself, which hopefully remains consistent, and figure someone someday will explain it all to me!
The strip was featured in Tomorrow's Comics, a monthly compilation of "undiscovered" strips which was distributed on college campuses around 1992-93. The main characters were two ten-year-old boys who were described respectively as a "genius who dresses like a claims adjuster" (Cuff) and "moody and imaginative" (Rubin).
I don't know whether the strip ever made it into any mainstream newspapers so as to qualify for your index, but I just wanted to get some record of its existence out there.
Samples - https://imgur.com/a/HyawiAp
"Close-Ups" by Warren Hinderer (artist) and Stan Leitner (writer, and president of Wade Allen Syndication)
I found it running in Red Bluff (CA) Daily News from September 11, 1967 to December 12, 1968.
"D.C.'s Washington" by Warren Hinderer, Pat Morain and Stan Leitner started appearing in The Daily Dispatch (Moline, IL) on November 7, 1975.
The Dispatch initially ran it every weekday, but starting in late December its appearances became spotty (initially it ran in the Opinion section but they also started running it in the Comics section later on). The latest I can find is March 13, 1976.
Also, there's a copyright slug for the Register and Tribune Syndicate.
I also found it in The Gaffney Ledger (SC), which ran it for a brief time, from August to November 1986.
Interestingly, I found several other papers run one or two "Crowe's Feats", then never again. But The Daily Breeze and The Gaffney Ledger (as well as a Canadian paper The Citizen) were the only ones that ran it kinda-sorta consistently.
I'm wondering how Copley distributed their comics. Did they have one of those weekly syndication packages like Al Smith and King Features Weekly Service?
And oof, you ain't kidding about Copley strips rarely running consistently. I found one of your Copley Mystery Strips, "Marsh Mellows", in a few papers, but those papers only ran it once or twice and (seemingly) never again. I'm still trying to find a paper that ran it on a frequent enough basis.