Saturday, July 23, 2016, features the last “Mary Worth” strip drawn by the legendary Joe Giella. After decades of incredible work, Joe is taking much deserved time away from the drawing board.
June Brigman and her husband Roy (who are currently doing the Sundays) will be creating the art for the dailies too.
Joe will still be accepting commissions for paintings and other artwork, but without the relentless syndication deadlines! If you attend a Comic Con in San Diego or elsewhere, you might run into him.
Zip’s Strips from Ask the Archivist on Comics Kingdom
Two worlds collided when Mary appeared in “Zippy” several years ago
The last time we saw Tommy Beedie, he had gotten a nighttime custodial job at Jerry’s Sandwich Shop! Things looked promising when he met Tina the waitress! His mother Iris (who’s dating Wilbur) had hopes he was straightening out his life! Here’s a look back at the last time we saw him!
There are some Sundays that call for less dialogue. Take a recent one, for example. Dawn has gotten her life in balance again, spreading her energy among time with Harlan, her school work, her father, and her friends.
Here’s another example from the Olive Taylor story a few years ago. Mary rescues Olive from drowning. Sundays can be a great showcase for an artist’s sequential work.
For those who are fans…a “Stars Wars” reference in today’s “Mary Worth”…
A padawan is a type of student
Artist June Brigman will draw “Mary Worth” Sundays starting with today’s strip!
June Brigman has enjoyed a long and varied career as a cartoonist, drawing such comic book titles as Alpha Flight, Supergirl, and Star Wars. She is the co-creator (with Louise Simonson) of the Power Pack series from Marvel Comics, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Assisted by her husband inker/colorist Roy Richardson, she also illustrated the Brenda Starr comic strip for 15 years, and has drawn many educational comics, as well as doing freelance illustrations for Horse & Rider magazine. June teaches part time in the Sequential Art Dept. at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta branch.
This week Mary and Olive encounter a homeless man who is holding a sign that says, “Lost Everything But My Faith.” I was inspired to write this after seeing a homeless man on the street who held up a sign with those words.
Perhaps you have encountered a homeless person and felt the same tug that Mary and Olive did when they saw him. Perhaps you were compelled to help. Help can come in the form of a kind word, an offering of food, or an article of clothing…not just money.
While Mary’s in New York City visiting friends, she shares a cab with Heloise, the daughter of THE PHANTOM!
Mary’s in the city to see her friend Olive. Heloise is in the city to check out The Briarson School as a prospective student. Their paths magically cross, like comic strip ships in the night.