Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Blondie Volume 1On Sept. 8, 1930, cartoonist Chic Young introduced newspaper readers to flapper Blondie Boopadoop, a flighty gold-digger chasing after inept playboy and millionaire heir Dagwood Bumstead. The two fell in love and, following a roller-coaster courtship -- during which Dagwood's parents disinherited him -- the couple tied the knot in 1933.

As the Bumsteads moved to a modest house in the suburbs, readers embraced the young couple. Baby Dumpling (real name Alexander), was born in 1934, and second child Cookie came in 1941. Over the years, Blondie also received phenomenal worldwide exposure through books, radio, television and film. (Not to mention the "Dagwood Sandwich" has become part of the language.) As described by syndicate King Features:
Blondie has survived seven decades through war and peace, boom and bust, sexual revolution and social upheaval. Why? Eating. Sleeping. Making a living. Raising a family. Loving and laughing. With these simple but universal themes, Blondie transcended its origins as a pretty-girl romance to become the most widely read strip in comic art history.
Today an estimated 250 million readers follow the Bumsteads' enduring domestic comedy year-round. The comic now appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 47 countries and is translated into more than 35 languages. Produced today under the direction of the creator's son, Dean Young, the strip continues to keep up with the times.

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Related links:
Blondie and Dagwood: A Happy 80-Year-Old Marriage (Examiner)
Happy 80th birthday, Blondie (Nerdage)
Official site Blondie.com
Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Blondie
Blondie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Book: Blondie Volume 1: The Complete Dailies 1930-33 (IDW Publishing)
Book: Blondie: The Bumstead Family History (Thomas Nelson)
DVDs: Blondie, Vols. 1 and 2














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