Marmaduke is a newspaper comic strip drawn by Brad Anderson from 1954
to 2015. The strip was created by Anderson, with help from Phil
Leeming (1955–1962) and later Dorothy Leeming (1963–1969), and
(since August 2, 2004) Paul Anderson. The strip revolves around the
Winslow family and their Great Dane, Marmaduke. The strip on Sundays
also has a side feature called "Dog Gone Funny", in which one or more
panels are devoted to dog anecdotes submitted by the fans. Anderson,
who said he drew on
Laurel and Hardy
Laurel and Hardy routines for his ideas,
National Cartoonists Society
National Cartoonists Society Newspaper Panel Cartoon
Award for the strip in 1978. Anderson died on August 30, 2015,
leaving the long-term fate of the strip unknown; strips co-drawn with
the help of his son, Paul Anderson, continue to be syndicated.
3.1 Animated series
3.2 Motion picture
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Marmaduke – A messy but lovable
Great Dane owned by the Winslow
Marmaduke is a very large example of the breed and has
regularly been drawn approximately as measuring 40 inches and upwards
at the withers.
Phil – Patriarch of the Winslow family
Dottie – Matriarch of the Winslow family
Barbara ("Barbie") – The Winslows' older child
Billy – The Winslows' younger child
Mr. and Mrs. Snyder – The Winslows' neighbors
Carlos – The Winslows' cat who is Marmaduke's best friend
King Tut – The Winslows' cat
Brad Anderson won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for
Newspaper Panel Cartoon in 1978, and the George Arents Pioneer
Syracuse University alumni in 1999.
As of 2015,
Marmaduke continues to be widely syndicated, and is
popular with readers. Attempts to cancel
Marmaduke have drawn protest,
such as those by readers of
The Toronto Star
The Toronto Star in 1999, of the
Sarasota Herald Tribune in 2007, and of the
Chicago Sun-Times in
Brad Anderson died on August 30, 2015 at the age of 91.
The strip's longevity and perceived monotony have been noted by
satirical publications such as The Onion and have made it the butt
of jokes. It has become "a hot source of retro-ironic-subversive
humor." For example, a blog called "Joe Mathlete Explains Today's
Marmaduke" deconstructs the strip to offer an alternative
explanation for what's happening in the drawing.
Another blog called "
Marmaduke Can Vote" gives each panel a political
slant, while another called "Poignant Marmaduke" changes all
the captions to make the comics sad. Additionally, "The Marmaduke
Marmaduke in other forms.
In his satirical analysis at The Comic Strip Doctor,
David Malki of
Marmaduke among "the worst newspaper comic strips"
Family Circus and Dennis the Menace.
Marmaduke segments for the 1980 animated series
Heathcliff, whose title character was also based on a comic strip
character. In this animated version, the male characters were voiced
Paul Winchell and the females were voiced by Russi Taylor.
Marmaduke movie, in which the Winslows and their dog
move from Kansas to California, was released on June 4, 2010.
^ Josephson, Joan (July 12, 2009). "History,
Great Dane defy rain at
Brocton-Portland festival". Evening Observer. Portland. Archived from
the original on July 14, 2011.
^ Tulloch, Katrina (September 6, 2015). "
Syracuse University alum,
'Marmaduke' cartoonist Brad Anderson passes away". Syracuse.com.
Retrieved September 7, 2015.
^ "August 7, 2016
^ "March 9, 2018
^ Marmaduke, bio at
United Feature Syndicate website
^ a b ARENTS AWARD WINNERS Archived November 26, 2007, at the Wayback
Syracuse University Magazine 1999: "The strip [...] now
syndicated in more than 600 newspapers worldwide."
^ a b Garnet Fraser (February 3, 2008). "Web sites mocking comic
strips gain following". The Toronto Star. : "
arguably spent 50 years retelling the same two jokes –
a dog with some human qualities, and
Marmaduke is gargantuan – but
the Star's attempt to drop it in 1999 sparked a reader revolt."
^ "FROM YOUR READER ADVOCATE". Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
AccessMyLibrary. January 13, 2007.
^ Our readers show their loyalties, Chicago Sun Times, October 1, 1986
^ Slotnik, Daniel E. (September 8, 2015). "Brad Anderson, Creator of
'Marmaduke,' Dies at 91". New York Times.
^ a b Laughing at, not with, the comics, Troy Reimink, Grand Rapids
Press: "The daily comic strip strikes me as such a moldy, arcane form
of entertainment, based on tired jokes repeated ad nauseam until the
end of time. We get it: Garfield likes lasagna.
Marmaduke is big."
^ Some Old Man Still Churning Out Marmaduke, The Onion, March 14, 2008
^ a b c d Jay Cridlin (October 10, 2006). "Doggone funny at last". St.
Petersburg Times. pp. 1E–2E.
Marmaduke explained blog
^ NPR Story about
Marmaduke Explained: " Let's be clear. No one thinks
Marmaduke is funny. [...] However, someone explaining
^ CNN Article which mentions
Marmaduke Can Vote
^ The Comic Strip Doctor – Marmaduke
Strickler, Dave. Syndicated Comic Strips and Artists, 1924–1995: The
Complete Index. Cambria, CA: Comics Access, 1995.
National Cartoonists Society
National Cartoonists Society Awards
Marmaduke strip at comics.com
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