Whereas most people in the world say “T.G.I.F.” (Thank God it’s Friday), GoComics is a proud sponsor of “T.G.I.T.” (Thank God it’s Thursday), because with Thursday comes Throwback Thursday, and, thus, a cruise in our comics time machine!
Always an epic adventure, we often turn our Throwback dial more than 100 years, starting where the funnies first began, with features like Little Nemo, Mutt and Jeff and Origins of the Sunday Comics. Here, we witness in glorious color the imaginative ground breaking techniques that helped define a new art form, influencing generations of cartoonists.
Sometimes we like to stop on the way to admire other timeless treasures like Nancy Classics and Peanuts Begins, both originating in the 1950’s and still continuing to enchant readers of all ages today. It’s always funny to see Charlie Brown sans his iconic zig-zag shirt, and the Golden Age of Nancy in her poodle skirt and bobby sox is a delightful experience that never disappoints.
Even with our newer features, which continue to update regularly, it’s still fun to press the reset button and travel through the archives to the beginning. Re-living the hilarious reality of the FoxTrot family is always a treat.
In the case of For Better or For Worse, “the beginning” means 1979, before the Pattersons had kids, when they were still trying to figure out that whole marriage thing!
We love taking a seat in Big Nate: First Class and re-watching our favorite scheming sixth-grader rack up the most detentions in school history!
Dilbert Classics lets us flash back to the first frames of one of our all-time favorites, before it became the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed and emailed comic strip in the world. As The San Francisco Examiner once said, Dilbert truly is “the cartoon hero of the workplace,” and we love getting the chance to root for him over and over again.
It’s true what they say – you really can’t beat the classics! Happy Throwback Thursday, comic history buffs!