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Bil Keane

The Complexity of a Fantastic Four

Dave Astor | Posted 03.20.2012 | Entertainment
Dave Astor

During a single year of the not-great Harding presidency, four great cartoonists came into the world. Two of those 1922-born men died recently -- "The Family Circus" creator Bil Keane in November and the Joker creator (some say co-creator) Jerry Robinson in December.

Bil Keane Dead: 'Family Circus' Creator Dies At 89

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 01.09.2012 | Media

PHOENIX — Bil Keane's "Family Circus" comics entertained readers with a simple but sublime mix of humor and traditional family values for more t...

Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.