Sunday, June 25, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for June 25

The comic strip "Krazy Kat" was published for the last time on June 25, 1944.

Last Krazy Kat Comic to Appear in Newspapers

Though far from the fame of Peanuts, Archie or even Garfield, Krazy Kat was a popular comic strip in its' own right. However, many people are unaware that the strip ever existed. Created by George Herriman in 1913, Krazy Kat was a spin-off of Herriman’s earlier comic, The Dingbat Family. The strip never completely identified Krazy Kat as a male or female, (it was referred to as both “he” and “she”) and the feline received its name from a mouse that referred to it as a “Krazy Kat.” The strip focused on three characters, Kat, Ignatz Mouse and Offissa Bull Pupp. Kat had a crush on the mouse but Ignatz would rather through bricks at it. Offissa Pup would try to keep law and order by condemning the throwing of bricks. Pretty simple stuff and yet the strip was hailed by many as an example of “serious” art. The comic printed its last strip on this day in 1944 – two months after Herriman had passed away.



June 25 is Leon Day

Happy Leon Day

According to National Calendar Day, today is known and Leon Day. Since today marks the six month mark from Christmas Day, it is the unofficial start date for crafters wanting to make art in time for the winter holidays. “Leon” is “Noel” spelled backwards.