Cap Stubbs and Tippie

Cap Stubbs and Tippie is a syndicated newspaper comic strip created by the cartoonist Edwina Dumm that ran for 48 years, from August 21, 1918, to September 3, 1966.[1] At times the title changed to Tippie & Cap Stubbs or Tippie.

Cap Stubbs and Tippie
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Edwina Dumm drew this panel sequence for Cap Stubbs and Tippie in 1945.
Author(s)Edwina Dumm
Current status/scheduleConcluded
Launch dateAugust 21, 1918
End dateSeptember 3, 1966
Alternate name(s)Cap Stubbs
Tippie & Cap Stubbs
Tippie
Syndicate(s)George Matthew Adams Service (1918–1965)
The Washington Star Syndicate (1965–1966)
Genre(s)Humor

Publication historyEdit

After Dumm's strip about the young Cap and his dog Tippie debuted August 21, 1918,[2] in an Ohio newspaper, The Columbus Monitor, she moved to New York City and Cap Stubbs and Tippie was syndicated by the George Matthew Adams Service. Starting November 25, 1934,[3] the Adams service partnered with King Features Syndicate to produce a Tippie Sunday page.[4][5] The Sunday strip ended in 1966.[3]

When the George Matthew Adams Service went out of business in 1965, Dumm's strip was picked up by The Washington Star Syndicate. Dumm continued to write and draw Tippie until her 1966 retirement (which brought the strip to an end).[6]

Characters and storyEdit

The strip focused on a young boy, Joseph "Cap" Stubbs, and his dog, Tippie. The many adventures of Cap and Tippie led to the discomfort of his parents and his grandmother, Sara Bailey, who clearly doted on the boy despite the fact that his high energy and general boyishness constantly drove her to distraction.[4]

ReceptionEdit

Discussing Cap Stubbs and Tippie, comics historian Ron Goulart stated that Dumm "drew in a warm, homey style and was especially good with animals."[1]

ReprintsEdit

In 2013, The Library of American Comics reprinted one year of the strip (1945) in their LoAC Essentials line of books.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Goulart, Ron. The Funnies:100 years of American comic strips. Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Pub., 1995. ISBN 1558505393 (p. 110)
  2. ^ "Introducing 'Cap Stubbs' [Advertisement]". Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Evening Herald via Library of Congress. August 21, 1918. p. 4.
  3. ^ a b Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 137. ISBN 9780472117567.
  4. ^ a b Cap Stubbs and Tippie at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Edwina Dumm, Cartoonist, 96," The New York Times, May 2, 1990.
  6. ^ Jay, Alex. "Ink-Slinger Profiles by Alex Jay: Edwina Dumm," Stripper's Guide (August 16, 2016): "American Newspaper Comics said Edwina’s Cap Stubbs and Tippie began in 1918 from the George Matthew Adams Service which syndicated the strip to May 29, 1965. The Washington Star Syndicate handled the strip to September 3, 1966."

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