Frank Cummings 1959 – 2014

Franks Tribute webIt is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague Frank Cummings. In 2004, Frank was hired by King Features Syndicate and Blondie, to be the assistant artist (to head artist John Marshall) on Blondie. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


R-J survey: ‘Blondie,’ ‘Garfield,’ ‘Family Circus’ most popular comics


“Las Vegas Review comic poll readers voted

“Blondie” their #1 comic strip as of June 23, 2014.”



What do a blonde with a sandwich-loving husband, an overweight cat with an attitude and a suburban family of six have in common?

They just happen to be the most popular comics in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, according to a survey emailed to members of the newspaper’s readers panel.

“Blondie,” at No. 1, first ran in 1930 and was created by Dean Young and John Marshall. “Garfield,” No. 2, created in 1978 by Jim Davis, is the most syndicated comic in the world. No. 3 is “Family Circus,” created in 1962 by Bill Keane and Jeff Keane.

The survey also showed that comics focusing on political and social issues are not what readers gravitate toward. “Doonesbury,” “Wumo” and “Over the Hedge” are the least popular comics in the newspaper.


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