Columbia was careful to maintain continuity, so each picture progressed from where the last one left off. We can scarcely fault Young for this coyness: Dagwood is the office manager at the office of the J. The south side of St. The two major roles were Penny Singleton as Blondie and Arthur Lake whose first starring role was another comic strip character, Harold Teen as Dagwood. King Features Syndicate comics.
United States portal Comics portal. Surely, the greatest victim of circumstance the world has ever known. In the s, Cookie and Alexander grew into teenagers who uncannily resemble their parents , but they stopped growing during the s when Young realized that they had to remain teenagers to maintain the family situation structured into the strip for so many decades. Chic Young drew Blondie until his death in , when creative control passed to his son Dean Young , who continues to write the strip.
The newlyweds take up housekeeping in much the same state as every other couple getting married during the Depression—virtually penniless. Through these changes, Blondie has remained popular, appearing in more than 2, newspapers in 47 countries and has been translated into 35 languages. Dagwood keeping his car pool waiting, running after their car or stuck in traffic. But he had expert help for most of Blondie's run. They made plans to get married which, at the time, was a bold departure in comics. Dagwood sometimes breaks the fourth wall by delivering the punchline to the strip while looking directly at the reader, as in the above panel.