Brenda Starr (1/2/11)

Today marks the final installment of Brenda Starr, a 70-year-old comic strip that hasn’t been written or drawn by its original creator since 1982. Part of me is happy to see the strip go, since it will free up valuable slots that can be used by up-and-coming cartoonists. Still, Brenda Starr proved to be one of those rare adventure strips that remained relevant after, say, 1965. That’s mostly because its writer, Mary Schmich, was a newspaper columnist who kept the stories topical, the pacing crisp, and the tone tongue-in-cheek. The strip’s artist, June Brigman, was no slouch either. Improbably, the two of them managed to make this decades-old strip their own.

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One Response to “Brenda Starr (1/2/11)”

  1. V.E.G. Says:

    Almost 11 months to the day later, my aunt has passed away.

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