1951 Popular Comics Holiday Card – Blondie

A few months back I managed to snatch up some really neat holiday greeting cards from 1951.  It's just some tremendous art, so I thought I'd put one card up a day (Mondays through Thursdays) all month long.

OK, here's the first card!  A season's greetings from Chic Young and the Bumsteads.


Blondie Christmas Card Front

Blondie Christmas Card Inside

BTW, at the end of the month I'll have 'em all up on Flickr for your close-up enjoyment.

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Reimagining “Blondie”

I ran across this concerning the big 75th Blondie anniversary:

…”Blondie” will be celebrated across the funny pages and include a visit from the U.S. first couple.

President Bush and first lady Laura Bush will show up in the finale, Sept. 4, which will feature the party at the Bumstead`s home…

OK, I’ll admit it, I was all set to mock this, but then it hit me; this is a golden opportunity for one of the most geriatric comic strips to really reinvent itself!

With the Bushes involved, maybe the strip can morph into some biting political satire. Let’s kill off Mr. Dithers and have Bush become Dagwood’s new boss. Or maybe W appoints Dagwood to the Supreme Court!

Call it Dagsbury! Ooh, ooh, or how ’bout Blondocks!