Friday, December 12, 2014

Blondie Cameo

Everybody knows that Blondie hasn't changed a bit. It's just another dead legacy strip. But everybody's wrong. Since the strip's introduction in 1930, Dagwood's gone from being a millionaire playboy to a married, white collar worker. Blondie's changed from a stay-at-home mom to a business woman running a successful catering business. Dagwood's gone from taking the bus to riding in a carpool. Instead of typewriters, his office uses desktop computers.

And the strip's not above using another fairly recent comic innovation -- the cameo.  In this case, there was no big announcement surrounding the July 1, 2014 sequence. Just this:

And really -- what else has to be said?

Except nothing like that would have run in the 1930's, or 40's, or 50's....

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