If you’re a fan of comic strips, you’re probably familiar with Blondie. The iconic comic strip has been around for decades, but just how old is it?
Blondie debuted in 1930, making it over 90 years old! The strip was created by Chic Young and originally called “Blondie Boopadoop,” after the main character. In the early years, Blondie was all about flapper culture and the fun-loving adventures of Blondie and her boyfriend Dagwood.
But as time went on, Blondie evolved to reflect the changing times. During World War II, the focus shifted to rationing and other wartime issues. After the war, as more women entered the workforce, Blondie started working at a department store.
In 1933, Dagwood’s parents disapproved of his relationship with Blondie and disinherited him. This led to one of the most iconic aspects of the comic strip: Dagwood’s sandwich-making abilities.
He would make huge sandwiches late at night when he was hungry, piling on anything he could find in the fridge. The “Dagwood sandwich” became so famous that it’s now a staple in American culture.
Over time, Blondie and Dagwood got married and had children. Their son Alexander was born in 1934, followed by daughter Cookie in 1941 and daughter Baby Dumpling (later named Daisy) in 1945.
The strip continued to evolve over time while still maintaining its classic charm. In recent years, there have been storylines involving social media and other modern-day issues.
Blondie has remained popular for over nine decades for a reason – it’s relatable to people of all ages. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just discovering it for the first time, there’s something special about this classic comic strip that continues to captivate readers year after year.
If you haven’t checked out Blondie before, now is the perfect time to start. With over 90 years of history, there’s no shortage of content to enjoy. So pick up a newspaper or head to your favorite comic strip website and dive into the world of Blondie!