Originally posted Sept. 15, 2010
After eighty-six years in the comics, Little Orphan Annie, that indomitable chatterbox with the auburn locks, bid farewell in mid-story on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Annie's creator, Harold Gray, was born on Jan. 20, 1894, in Kankakee, Illinois, but lived in Indiana as a child and graduated from Purdue University in 1917. At its height, Little Orphan Annie appeared in hundreds of newspapers and made Gray one of the most well known (and controversial) cartoonists in America. Gray passed away in 1968. His work has been carried on by a number of artists and writers, most recently Ted Slampyak and Jay Maeder. Annie will go on, just not on the comics page. See the full story on the website of the New York Daily News, here.
Text and captions copyright 2010, 2011 Terence E. Hanley
|Little Alpha Annie, Tuesday, August 5, 1924 . . .|
|And Little Omega Annie, Sunday, June 13, 2010.|