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3rd Feb '16 8:22:06 AM LordGro
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'''''The Katzenjammer Kids''''' is a classic newspaper comic strip created by German-American cartoonist Rudolph Dirks. It is the longest-running newspaper comic in history, having run uninterrupted since 1897, when it debuted as a Sunday panel in William Randolph Hearst's ''New York Journal''. Dirks was inspired in the German story ''Max and Moritz''.

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'''''The Katzenjammer Kids''''' is a classic newspaper comic strip created by German-American cartoonist Rudolph Dirks. It is the longest-running newspaper comic in history, having run uninterrupted since 1897, when it debuted as a Sunday panel in William Randolph Hearst's ''New York Journal''. Dirks was inspired in the German story ''Max and Moritz''.
illustrated children's book ''Literature/MaxAndMoritz''.




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3rd Feb '16 7:15:09 AM RAraya
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'''''The Katzenjammer Kids''''' is a classic newspaper comic strip created by German-American cartoonist Rudolph Dirks. It is the longest-running newspaper comic in history, having run uninterrupted since 1897, when it debuted as a Sunday panel in William Randolph Heart's ''New York Journal''.

In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr until 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.

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'''''The Katzenjammer Kids''''' is a classic newspaper comic strip created by German-American cartoonist Rudolph Dirks. It is the longest-running newspaper comic in history, having run uninterrupted since 1897, when it debuted as a Sunday panel in William Randolph Heart's Hearst's ''New York Journal''.

Journal''. Dirks was inspired in the German story ''Max and Moritz''.

In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', Kids'' for the rival Pulitzer chain, eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr until 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.
afterwards. Hy Eisman drew the strip until 2006, being run weekly in reprints to this day.

The Sunday "topper" for Dirks was ''Hawkshaw the Detective'' (drawn by Gus Mager), a parody of SherlockHolmes with monkeys while the Knerr strip had ''Dinglehoofer Und His Dog Adolph''. Adolph was replaced by [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute "Schnappsy"]] because [[AdolfHitler of some guy down in Germany]]. The Katzes themselves were briefly renamed to ''The Shenanigan Kids'' (Hans and Fritz became two Dutch boys named "Nip" and "Tuck") because of anti-German sentiment during WorldWarOne



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first years of the strip were drawn in a completely different art style than the more cartoony approach that the strip would settle into. The Captain was also absent for the first five years (with an unnamed father figure being in his steed, and even he abruptly vanished from the comic before the Captain's introduction) and there were three Katzenjammer Kids instead of two.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first years of the strip were drawn in a completely different art style than the more cartoony approach that the strip would settle into. The Captain was also absent for the first five years (with an unnamed father figure being in his steed, and even he abruptly vanished from the comic before the Captain's introduction) and there were three ''three'' Katzenjammer Kids instead of two.


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* SmugSnake: Rollo Rhubarb, the self-proclaimed "boy genius" that was often bested by the Katzes.
29th Oct '15 12:25:21 PM VenomLancerHae
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* TheDarkAgeOfAnimation: The second animated adaptation of ''The Captain and the Kids'' was made during this time, as part of ''Archies TV Funnies''.



* TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation: The MGM cartoon adaptation of ''The Captain and the Kids'' was made during this time (the late 1930's, to be exact).



* TheSilentAgeOfAnimation: The original 39 ''Katzenjammer Kids'' cartoons were made during this time.
21st Jul '15 1:24:38 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Katzenjammer Kids''''' is a classic [[NewspaperComics newspaper comic strip]] created by German-American cartoonist Rudolph Dirks. It is the longest-running newspaper comic in history, having run uninterrupted since 1897, when it debuted as a Sunday panel in William Randolph Heart's ''New York Journal''.

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'''''The Katzenjammer Kids''''' is a classic [[NewspaperComics newspaper comic strip]] strip created by German-American cartoonist Rudolph Dirks. It is the longest-running newspaper comic in history, having run uninterrupted since 1897, when it debuted as a Sunday panel in William Randolph Heart's ''New York Journal''.
18th Jul '15 7:02:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* AlternateContinuity: One of the most bizarre examples in comic history; while ''The Katzenjammer Kids'' and ''The Captain and the Kids'' featured the same main cast of characters, they were technically considered separate series from each other and were actually ''competing'' with each other under separate artists for 60+ years. Both series would eventually introduce new characters distinct to their own series.

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* AlternateContinuity: One of the most bizarre examples in comic history; while ''The Katzenjammer Kids'' and ''The Captain and the Kids'' featured the same main cast of characters, they were technically considered separate series from each other and were actually ''competing'' with each other under (under separate artists and syndication deals) for 60+ years. Both series would eventually introduce new characters distinct to their own series.
18th Jul '15 6:57:01 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.

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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to until 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.
18th Jul '15 6:55:49 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip would continue under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.

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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip would continue continued under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.
18th Jul '15 6:55:25 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original strip would continue under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.

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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original ''Katzenjammer Kids'' strip would continue under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.
18th Jul '15 6:55:04 PM Mdumas43073
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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until the strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original strip would continue under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.

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In 1914, after a series of nasty legal battles, Rudolph Dirks quit the Hearst organization and started a new version of his comic, featuring his same characters but renamed ''The Captain and the Kids'', eventually distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. Dirks would continue to draw ''The Captain and the Kids'' through the 1950s, after which his son John took over until the that strip ended in 1979. Meanwhile, the original strip would continue under the pen of Harold H. Knerr from 1912 to 1949 and a succession of artists afterwards.
11th Jul '15 2:58:26 AM Mdumas43073
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** The similar ''Captain and the Kids'' strip didn't run as long, but its run from 1914 to 1979 is nothing to snuff at, either.

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** The similar ''Captain ''The Captain and the Kids'' strip didn't run as long, but its Kids''' run from 1914 to 1979 is nothing to snuff at, either.
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