Darby Conley

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Darby Conley is an American cartoonist best known for the newspaper comic strip Get Fuzzy.

Biography[edit]

Comics syndicate United Media agreed in 1999 to publish Conley's new strip Get Fuzzy about an anthropomorphic cat, Bucky, and dog, Satchel, living with their single young-male owner, Rob Wilco, which premiered on September 6, 1999 in 75 papers.[citation needed]

The idea for Bucky's character came from a friend's Siamese.[1]

Awards[edit]

Controversies[edit]

On October 30, 2003, the city of Pittsburgh served as the punch line of a strip about tourism destinations based on smells. Offended residents of the area deluged the author with negative feedback that included death threats.[3][4][5]

A May 13, 2005 strip portrayed Boston-area sports reporter Bob Lobel as a drunk, prompting Lobel to file libel lawsuits against Conley and his syndicate.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turczyn, Coury (2002). "Let's Get Fuzzy". PopCult Magazine. 
  2. ^ "Division Awards: Newspaper Strip". National Cartoonists Society. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Dan (November 18, 2003), "Comic strip apology to really isn't: 'Get Fuzzy' creator says Pittsburghers need to take a joke", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh Not Laughing At Smelly Joke - Travel News Story". KCRA Sacramento. 2003-11-05. Retrieved 2010-05-13. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Letters to the Business Editor: 11/11/03". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 11, 2003. 
  6. ^ Voss, Gretchen (July 2005). "Head Games". Boston Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Lobel Charges Libel". WGBH. May 20, 2005. 

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