George Herriman self-portrait
George Herriman's Krazy Kat
is one of the ten vintage comic strips available from King Features' inexpensive daily email service, DailyINK
. Not long after Jay Kennedy took over as the King Features comic strip editor in 1997, I suggested to him that he make classic King strips available online, and eventually, he managed to launch DailyINK in the months prior to his death by drowning during a 2007 vacation in Costa Rica.
DailyINK vintage strips include Krazy Kat, Bringing Up Father, Buz Sawyer
and Brick Bradford
. Now if only King would double the number of classic strips. It's great to wake up and read King Features strips in email, almost like opening a morning newspaper in the 1940s. Amazingly, the annual fee for this excellent email service is only $15.
Click to enlarge this self-portrait by George Herriman. It comes from Craig Yoe's new Krazy Kat
site, launched on Thursday (1/15). Go here
Labels: comic strips, herriman, ignatz, krazy kat, yoe