The Neighbors (comic strip)

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The Neighbors was an American gag-a-day comic strip, created by George Clark, which ran from April 24, 1939 to 1976.[1]

Clark launched The Neighbors in 1939 with the Chicago Tribune-New York Daily News Syndicate. Similar to his earlier Side Glances (1928-1939),[1] it explored subtle aspects of middle-class family humor. He soon added a Sunday strip, Our Neighbors, the Ripples, a title eventually shortened to The Ripples (1939-1948). The Sunday strip was dropped in 1948, but his daily panel continued until 1976.

Stephen Becker (Comic Art in America) commented, "He has never attempted to induce the belly laugh; he feels that a gently humorous reminder of something that has probably happened to his reader will suffice."[2][3]


Clark received the National Cartoonists Society's Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award in 1961.


  1. ^ a b Holtz, Allan (2012). American Newspaper Comics: An Encyclopedic Reference Guide. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. p. 285. ISBN 9780472117567.
  2. ^ Becker, Stephen. Comic Art in America, Simon & Schuster, 1959.
  3. ^ Lambiek: "George Clark"

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