Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Winston

Winston is a comic strip by Jim Burnett (writer) and Johnny Sajem (artist) that ran in newspapers 1985 to 1987. It was syndicated by News America Syndicate, which later became North America Syndicate (itself bought by King Features).

The main character is a dog, apparently modeled after Winston Churchill (hence his name), living with a husband-and-wife couple and a cat named Garbonzo. The strip was most likely created to cash in on the "Garfield" fad, which took off in the '80s.







2 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

yeah the Garfield fad certainly brought imitators (again, I always think back to Tom Armstrong's "Marvin" myself, at least that one managed to keep chugging along).

rodineisilveira said...

Charlie Brubaker,

We cannot forget that Johnny Sajem also produced another comic strip: The Evermores, which he and Mort Walker created in 1982 and was carried on the newspapers from the whole world until 1986. This strip was distributed by King Features.