Dotty Dripple

Dotty Dripple was an American gag-a-day comic strip, originally started by Jeff Keate & Jim McMenamy on June 26, 1944, but was taken over by Buford Tune on October 16, and continued for the next thirty years.[1] The strip was distributed by Publishers Syndicate and also appeared in comic book form.

Dotty Dripple
Author(s)Jeff Keate (1944 only)
Buford Tune (1944–1974)
Illustrator(s)Jim McMenamy (1944 only)
Current status/scheduleConcluded
Launch dateJune 26, 1944
End dateJune 9, 1974
Syndicate(s)Publishers Syndicate (1944–1967)
Publishers-Hall Syndicate (1967–1974)

Dotty Dripple was a domestic comedy strip, heavily modeled on Blondie, and ended on June 9, 1974.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 134. ISBN 9780472117567.
  2. ^ Thompson, Maggie. Comics Shop (2010)
  3. ^ Phelps, Donald. Reading the Funnies: Essays on Comic Strips, pp. 145, 247 (2001) (referring to Dotty Dripple as among those strips which were "pillaging" Blondie)
  4. ^ These Top Cartoonists Tell How They Create America’s Favorite Comics (1964) (excerpt at

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