Blondie is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate , and has been published in newspapers since September 8, Chic Young wrote and drew Blondie until his death in , when creative control passed to his son Dean Young. Originally designed to follow in the footsteps of Young's earlier "pretty girl" creations Beautiful Bab and Dumb Dora , Blondie focused on the adventures of Blondie Boopadoop—a carefree flapper girl who spent her days in dance halls along with her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead , heir to an industrial fortune. The strip was only moderately popular in its first two and a half years, as interest in humorous "pretty girl" stories dried up as a result of the Great Depression, turning Blondie into a parody of those strips taking a more melodramatic direction.
Blondie and Dagwood
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Dagwood is attempting to use psychology to obtain a raise from the notoriously stingy Dithers. That's it, Bumstead. Reel him in slowly. You've almost got him in the palm of your hand Dithers is the meanest SOB ever. He doesn't even pretend otherwise.
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Readers who turn to the comic strip this Sunday will find a scene that includes Beetle Bailey, Dilbert, and President and Mrs. August 31, She was a gorgeous blonde. He was a bumbling playboy. When they fell in love and married, his billionaire father promptly disinherited them.