Marmaduke, like a lot of classic comic strips, gets a bad rap these days as an all-too-easy punchline (and sure, the recent movie didn’t help) for unfunny comics, which always strikes me as a bit unfair. Because isn’t it great that today’s world of comics has enough material to cater to such a variety of tastes? Marmaduke-lovers included.
Regardless, I don’t think I had ever seen the strip’s earlier incarnations. Its bold clean lines barely resemble the loose scribbly Great Dane we know today.
Very appealing simplicity in Brad Anderson’s early Marmaduke strips.