Happy 60th Birthday, Steve Canyon

Sixty years ago this weekend, “Steve Canyon” flew onto the pages of the Sun and 168 other daily newspapers, beginning a run that lasted until Caniff’s death in 1988. The Sun previewed the arrival with front page stories leading up to the Jan. 13, 1947, launch, calling it “THE news of 1947.” The first “Steve […]

NYT watch: Comic Strips Reprints

Joe Matt and strip reprints sales in the comics loving New York Times: A NIGHTMARE,” Joe Matt sighs. “All those years, all that money, all that work. None of which I’ll ever get back.” Mr. Matt, the graphic novelist best known for his absurdly self-centered autobiographical comic “Peepshow,” is sitting in a prefab booth at […]