Friday, December 25, 2009

Milton Caniff "Essay" Comic Strips

Above: a view of a NYC Police booth outside of the United Nations as seen from Caniff's studio, December 25, 1985.

Milt Caniff would take a day, usually Armed Forces Day or Christmas day, and write an "essay strip;" a salute to the military. Here are a couple from Steve Canyon.

Above: Coming to terms with Vietnam, Christmas Day, 1971.

Above: New York, Christmas Day.

These are reprinted from MILTON CANIFF'S AMERICA: REFLECTIONS OF A DRAWINGBOARD PATRIOT published in 1988 by Eclipse Books. They were part of an article by Jay Maeder in the Daily News Magazine, July 3, 1988.

Steve Canyon is copyright North America Syndicate.

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