Blondie is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, the strip has been published in newspapers since September 8, The success of the strip, which features the eponymous blonde and her sandwich-loving husband, led to the long-running Blondie film series — and the popular Blondie radio program — Chic Young drew Blondie until his death in , when creative control passed to his son Dean Young, who continues to write the strip. Through these changes, Blondie has remained popular, appearing in more than 2, newspapers in 47 countries and has been translated into 35 languages. On February 17, , after much fanfare and build-up, Blondie Boopadoop marries her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead, the son of a wealthy industrialist.
Blondie (comic strip) - Wikipedia
Dora proved popular enough to last longer than its forerunners, and when the stock market crash wiped out his savings, Young, thinking he had leverage, lobbied for more money. But he met immediately a parsimonious obstacle in Joseph V. Connolly, King's energetic and imaginative general manager, who was not inclined in the direction of salary increases. Young threatened to quit; Connolly still resisted. So Young packed himself and his wife off to the French Riviera to make his point.
Blondie and Dagwood
When the first Blondie daily strip appeared on September 8, , little did creator Chic Young think for a fleeting moment that, 51 years later his son Dean and Rick Marschall would be publishing a book summing up its phenomenal success to that point and would STILL be going strong some 31 years after that. Blondie appears in more major newspapers than any other comic strip character in history, and for more than fifty years has made us all laugh. In celebration, here is a glorious tribute to Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead, America's f avorite family.
Blondie and Dagwood , wife and husband who appeared in Blondie , an American newspaper comic strip created by Chic Young in Originally, Blondie Boopadoop was a flighty flapper and Dagwood Bumstead was the bumbling playboy son of a millionaire industrialist. The two were married, and Dagwood was promptly disinherited from the family fortune.