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Encyclopedia > Li'l Jinx
Background information
Gender female
Hometown Riverdale, CA
Job Riverdale Elementary student

Li'l Jinx is a fictional comic book character published by Archie Comics since the late 1940s. A high-spirited little girl who has humorous misadventures with her neighborhood friends, she was created by cartoonist Joe Edwards, first appearing in Pep Comics # 62 (July 1947). Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Joe Edwards (born 1922 [1], died February 8, 2007 [2]) was an American comic book artist known primarily for his Lil Jinx character from Archie Comics while working in the industry for over 65 years. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... The publication Pep Comics was a comic book from MLJ Magazines (later called Archie Comics after the companys most durable character), published from January, 1940, to March, 1987. ...


She appeared in backup featurettes before landing her own title from 1956 to 1957. During her peak period, Jinx's stories ranged from three-panel blackout gags to seven-page stories. Jinx was normally depicted as a lovable but mischievous little girl, engaged in a comical battle of wills with her long-suffering father. Like most of Archie Comics' strips of the period, Jinx offered insights into family relationships and children's perceptions of the adult world.


Jinx was the daughter of Hap and Merry Holliday, earning her unusual name by virtue of being born on Halloween. Creator Edwards based Jinx's adventures on his own experiences as a parent. While "Li'l" is not part of her given name, everyone always calls her "Li'l Jinx" in the comics' dialogue, similar to the title character of Little Archie. This article is about the holiday. ...


Jinx's friends included Charley Hawse (sometimes called Fat Charley) who was a bit of a bully; Greg, who sometimes appeared to be a childhood boyfriend of Jinx; Gigi, who was rich and a bit selfish, but still a good friend; and Mort the Worry Wart, who was known to have an inferiority complex. Following the civil rights movement, Li'l Jinx's friends also included African-American kids Russ and Roz.


Besides having appeared in two of her own series (Li'l Jinx, 1956-1957; Li'l Jinx Giant Laugh-Out, 1971-1973), Li'l Jinx also appeared in numerous Archie titles, including the double-sized Little Archie.


Li'l Jinx strips have been reprinted in the various Archie-published digest magazines (both single-page strips and 5- to 6-page strips) at least since the 1980s. One That Wilkin Boy story reprint featured Li'l Jinx crossing over briefly (though the artwork was actually edited so that Li'l Jinx replaced an unnamed child that appeared in the original printing of that story). She also made a cameo appearance in the 2007 story, Civil Chores Part 3, in Tales of Riverdale # 24. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


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Archie Comics
Main publications Archie Comics | Pep Comics | Betty and Veronica Magazine | Jughead Magazine | Jughead's Double Digest | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch | Josie and The Pussycats | That Wilkin Boy | Li'l Jinx | Katy Keene | Archie's Holiday Fun Digest Magazine
Characters
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Archie Andrews | Betty Cooper | Veronica Lodge | Reggie Mantle | Jughead Jones | Archie Comics Characters | Riverdale High School | Riverdale Town | Bob Montana
TV series The Archie Show | Groovie Goolies | Josie and The Pussycats | The New Archies | Archie's Weird Mysteries | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch | Sabrina: The Animated Series | Sabrina: Friends Forever | Sabrina's Secret Life
Films Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again | Sabrina the Teenage Witch | Sabrina Goes to Rome | Sabrina Down Under | Josie and The Pussycats
Music The Archies | "Sugar, Sugar" | Josie and The Pussycats | The Veronicas | Jughead's Revenge
Other publications The Punisher Meets Archie | Mighty Comics | Red Circle Comics | Sonic The Hedgehog | Knuckles the Echidna | Sonic X | Sonic Spin City | Adventures of the Fly/Fly-Man | Mighty Crusaders | The Shield | Terrific Three | The Comet | Adventures of the Jaguar | The Web

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davemerrill: don't we all feel this way sometimes? (281 words)
Li'l Jinx expresses an emotion I think we all share sooner or later.
The story behind this, and there IS a story, is that Li'l Jinx's dad got some computer punch cards in the mail and Jinx added some holes to the punch cards.
The artist of Li'l Jinx, by the way, is named Joe Edwards, and he is 83 this year.
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