Saturday, December 19

Gasoline Alley

Wikipedia - "Gasoline Alley is a comic strip created by Frank King and currently distributed by Tribune Media Services. First published November 24, 1918, it is the second-longest-running comic strip in the US (after The Katzenjammer Kids) and has received critical accolades for its influential innovations. In addition to inventive color and page design concepts, King introduced real-time continuity to comic strips by showing his characters as they grew to maturity and aged over generations. ... Skeezix called his adopted father Uncle Walt. Unlike most comic strip children (like the Katzenjammer Kids or Little Orphan Annie) he did not remain a baby or even a little boy for long. He grew up to manhood, the first occasion where real time continually elapsed in a major comic strip over generations. ..."
Growing Old in Gasoline Alley: Ninety-four Years And Counting
New Yorker: An Old Comic Strip About Modern Fatherhood
Heroes Online
Survey 1 Comic Strip Essays: Wade Simpson on “Gasoline Alley” aka “Walt and Skeezix”
vimeo: Chris Ware’s “Gasoline Alley” Memorabilia