Comic strips have been appearing in newspapers for over a century, and comic strips of yesteryear offer a glimpse into the aesthetic trends, social norms, and political debates of the past. The Stripper's Guide is the blog of Allan Holtz, a self-described "comic strip historian" and the author of American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. On this blog, Holtz and frequent contributor Alex Jay share their wealth of knowledge about comic strip history (including the biographies of famous cartoonists and the history of twentieth-century newspapers) and showcase a number of historical comic strips. One recent post, published the morning after the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl victory, features a round-up of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Philadelphia cartoonists. Another recent post discusses the work and legacy of Moses Koenigsberg, who managed the comic strip distributor King Features Syndicate under William Randolph Hearst. The Stripper's Guide is updated several times a week and visitors may explore the archives of this long-running guide by subject tags.
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