Blondie was created by my father, Chic Young, in Blondie began her cartoon life in the same flighty, pretty-girl flapper image of my father's earlier strips some of which, in his own words, were better not remembered! Anyway, Blondie Boopadoop was a gorgeous flapper who had a ton of boyfriends Dagwood, in those days, was the bumbling, playboy son of billionaire railroad tycoon J. Bolling Bumstead. In his town, J.
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Blondie is an American comic strip created by cartoonist Chic Young. The comic strip is distributed by King Features Syndicate , and has been published in newspapers since September 8, Chic Young wrote and drew Blondie until his death in , when creative control passed to his son Dean Young. Originally designed to follow in the footsteps of Young's earlier "pretty girl" creations Beautiful Bab and Dumb Dora , Blondie focused on the adventures of Blondie Boopadoop—a carefree flapper girl who spent her days in dance halls along with her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead , heir to an industrial fortune.
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Before Blondie debuted in , cartoonist Chic Young had attempted to create a female-driven strip without a lot of success. Titles like Beautiful Bab and Dumb Dora were some of the more unfortunate ideas, with Young preoccupied by the notion of having a vapid leading lady. Naturally, everyone did. He might strike you as incapable of tying his own shoes, but there was a time when Dagwood Bumstead carried real potential. But when he married Blondie in , the Bumstead family effectively disowned him, fearing Blondie was only out for his money.