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Encyclopedia > They'll Do It Every Time

They'll Do It Every Time is a single panel newspaper comic strip created by Jimmy Hatlo which debuted on February 5, 1929. The title of the strip became a popular catchphrase, still used today by many people who have no idea of its origin. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The strip illustrates minor absurdities, ironies, and misfortunes of everyday life. Often these ideas came from reader suggestions, which were credited with a small acknowledgement accompanied by a tiny drawing of Hatlo tipping his hat. Today, readers are still credited, but without the "Hatlo hat" drawing.


Hatlo, a sports cartoonist, created the strip to fill space on the comics page of The San Francisco Call-Bulletin when comics from the syndicate failed to arrive on time. The featured proved so popular that it was itself eventually syndicated and Hatlo continued it until his death in 1963. His former assistant Bob Dunn continued it until his own death in 1989. It is now written and drawn by Dunn's former assistant, Al Scaduto. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Bob Dunn was an American cartoonist. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In its early decades, a timid man named Henry Tremblechin was a recurring victim of the strip's observations. Tremblechin's bratty daughter Little Iodine was spun off into her own comic strip (1943-1986), comic book (1949-1962), a 1946 film and even a 1988 cartoon show.


King Features Syndicate picked it up for national distribution in 1936. Today, King Features distributes the panel to more than 100 American newspapers. King Features Syndicate is a syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation; it distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to thousands of newspapers around the world. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


External links

  • They'll Do It Every Time at King Features
  • Toonopedia

 
 

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