Monday, January 25, 2010

Comic Strip of the Week - Beautiful View

One of my favorite daily strips from January 1942. Even if you've got your mind set to kill an innocent child, it never hurts to take a moment to appreciate the view.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Comic Strip of the Week - Scarlet Has a Dream

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, here is a Sunday strip from March 1945 in which Scarlet has a dream. It is a weird dream in which she visits the moon and encounters dictators serving penance. While MLK's dream was to be "free at last," in this strip Scarlet reminds us that the alternative comes at a "horrible price."

Monday, January 11, 2010

Comic Strip of the Week - Saved by the Goat

Scarlet was a fairly self-reliable character. Unlike most female characters who found themselves in peril, she seldom needed to depend on a man for rescue. Though she did get help from other sources. In this early strip from August 1940, Scarlet (a Chicago native) receives aid from a billy goat. It is not known if it is this same goat who would go on to curse the Chicago Cubs organization five years later.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Comic Strip of the Week - Happy New Year!

Happy 2010! Though it appears this blog has not been updated in a while, the entries have been posted quite regularly, they've just been invisible! It is now time to return to view better than ever. This year will be a big one for Scarlet and the fun starts right now. I've done away with the weekly panel and will now be posting an entire comic strip each and every week! The strip above is from December 31, 1944. Even running late for a party, Scarlet cannot resist helping someone in need.

I hope y'all have had a wonderful holiday season and hope for nothing but the best in the coming year!