Not so long ago, children were asking for the Sunday paper. It wasn’t for the business section or the actual news – those belonged to mom and dad. The kids wanted the bright and colorful comic book page, also known as the “funny papers”. Of course, dogs have inspired and appeared in many of these popular comics.
From Garfield for Dilbert, each comic had its own humor and characters. With today’s technology, the newspaper looks more like a relic than anything else, as our phone screens can entertain us in seconds. Still, Sunday morning comics gave us timeless characters that will stick with us forever.
Here are five of the most iconic, memorable, and best dog characters in comics.
1. Snoopy’s Peanuts
the Peanuts the comic debuted on October 2n/a1950. Written by Charles M. Schulz, it follows the childhood of Charlie Brown and his friends.
But Charlie’s best friend, and perhaps one of the most recognizable comic book characters of all time, was his dog, Snoopy.
Snoopy was a loyal, imaginative, and good-natured Beagle. He spent most of his time lovingly teasing his beloved pal, Charlie Brown, and hanging out with a yellow bird named Woodstock.
Today, Snoopy has become internationally known and has been ranked as the eighth greatest cartoon character of all time by tv guide. wow!
2. Odie De Garfield
Although Garfield the cat is the main star of his own comic, Odie, his dog brother, often steals the show.
Created by Jim Davis and first appearing in the comic on August 8and, 1978, Odie stole everyone’s hearts with his yellow fur, brown ears and long tongue sticking out of his mouth almost constantly. Odie is depicted as a dachshund/terrier mix.
In the comics, he’s constantly alongside Garfield and, to the Orange Cat’s dismay, always annoying. But regardless, deep down Garfield loves his dog brother no matter what.
Marmaduke the Great Dane has starred in his own comic since June 1954.
Even though he is one of the largest dog breeds, it is Marmaduke’s larger than life personality that has warmed people’s hearts. The comic centered on the dog and his family, the Winslows.
the Marmaduke The comic was created by Brad Anderson who illustrated the comic himself until his death in 2015 at the age of 91. His son, Paul Anderson, continues with the legacy as Marmaduke is one of the most beloved and popular cartoon dogs of all time. .
4. Dogbert De Dilbert
Dilbert debuted 30 years ago on April 16and, 1989. The comic features an engineer named Dilbert and is known for its satirical office humor, which almost anyone can relate to. Created by Scott Adams, this comic has won numerous awards for its quality and humor.
But one of the most memorable things about this strip is Dilbert’s talking pet dog, Dogbert. Dogbert is a Beagle who became the dark and cynical side of creator Scott Adams. One of Dogbert’s running gags is his quest to take over the world and enslave all humans through hilarious means.
It’s a great comic with even bigger characters you’ll never forget.
5. Hotdog Archie
the Archie comic book has spawned dozens and dozens of memorable characters over the decades. Many of these characters have even gone on to hold their own comic books and stories.
Created in the late 1930s and founded by John L. Goldwater, Louis Silberkleit and Maurice Coyne, this comic has become even more popular now with the show Riverdalewhich is based on Archie comic books.
But one of the most memorable characters is Hot Dog, a long-haired pooch who looks a lot like an Old English Sheepdog. His human best friend, Jughead, brings him on his adventures as much as he can. Hot Dog is portrayed as being lazy and always hungry – the same traits he shares with Jughead.
He’s a great dog with an even bigger appetite!
Which of these iconic funny newspaper dogs is your favorite? What other canine comic book characters do you remember? Let us know in the comments below!