And she's just a kid — more precisely, a red-haired girl named Annie. Over 86 years, the spunky — and forever young — orphan has endured hundreds of curly hair-raising adventures, not to mention homelessness, poverty and other Dickensian hardships. She's even survived the death of the man whose pen and imagination turned her into a comic-strip heroine. Facing a shifting media landscape — the closing or shrinking of newspapers, a dwindling audience for comic adventures and an explosion of new forms of entertainment — Tribune Media Services has determined there will be no more newspaper tomorrows for Annie. After Sunday's strip, Annie, her father figure and frequent rescuer, Daddy Warbucks, and her beloved pooch, Sandy, will disappear from the funny pages. Annie, he says, has "huge awareness" and possibilities include graphic novels, film, TV, games — maybe even a home on a mobile phone.
The cause was cancer, his companion, Amanda Hass, said. He lived in Greenwood Lake, N. A Daily News editorial he wrote about Joel B. Steinberg, who was released from prison in after being convicted of beating his 6-year-old adopted daughter to death, drew wide attention. A historian of the comics pages, Mr. Jay Edward Maeder Jr. He attended several colleges and served in the Army in Vietnam before taking his first newspaper job, at The Morning Journal in Northern Ohio.
Bill Watterson is the artist and creator of in my humble opinion the greatest comic strip of all time, Calvin and Hobbes. I was a bit too young to appreciate it while it was originally published from , but I started devouring the book collections soon after. I think my brother had a few of the treasury collections and I must have read those dozens of times. To me, Calvin and Hobbes is cartooning perfection — that rare strip that has both exquisite writing AND gorgeous artwork. A strip that managed to convey the joy of childhood, absurdity of humanity and power of imagination all through the relationship between a boy and his stuffed tiger.
Talk about a hard-knocks life: She has been jailed in North Korea, kidnapped repeatedly, accused of murder, trapped in a cave, roughed up by gangsters. And she's just a kid — more precisely, a red-haired girl named Annie. Over 86 years, the spunky and forever young orphan has endured hundreds of curly hair-raising adventures, not to mention homelessness, poverty and other Dickensian hardships.