The Sunday funnies are about to get seriously pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Fifty-six King Features Syndicate strips — among them Blondie, Bizarro, Zits, Dennis the Menace, Zippy, Flash Gordon, Shoe, Family Circus, Popeye, Hägar the Horrible, Mother Goose & Grimm, The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee, Crankshaft and Beetle Bailey (which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year) — will be marked with an illustrated pink ribbon. Three female cartoonists – Sandra Bell Lundy (Between Friends), Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange ) and Anne Gibbons (Six Chix) – will carry the message even further by weaving the month’s theme into the strip content.
The great image above, by the way, is the handiwork of Bizarro cartoonist Dan Piraro; it will be showcased at Comics Go Pink, a micro-site that has a gallery of all the participating Sunday Funnies as well as a quick-and-easy spot to make donations to breast cancer organizations. Piraro’s original artwork will also be auctioned off for the good cause, you can find details at CharityChoice Gift Cards
— Geoff Boucher
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