Colin and I were delighted to be joined by Chris Ware and Jeet Heer to discuss the great works of Frank King. King’s work with Gasoline Alley, a strip dating back nearly 90 years is still felt on some of my modern favorite cartoonists. From Shulz to Matt, King masterful craftsmanship and storytelling have influenced many. Not only is Gasoline Alley excellent, it is also the longest running real time comic strip, ever. Under the title of Walt and Skeezix after the main characters, Drawn and Quarterly have published 3 collections of his daily strips, as well as the ginormous Sunday’s collection from Sunday Press Books. This has been one of my most favoritist shows in the 2 years of doing the Inkstuds, and you will enjoy it as well.
Gasoline Alley is not the longest-running comic strip. That honour goes to The Katzenjammer Kids, which started in 1897, predating Gasoline Alley by almost 20 years, and is still going.
Never mind… I see that you specified “real time”.