Cap Stubbs and Tippie

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A typical Tippie Sunday strip of the 1940s.

Cap Stubbs and Tippie was a syndicated newspaper comic strip created by the cartoonist Edwina Dumm. At times the title changed to Tippie & Cap Stubbs or Tippie.

After Dumm's strip about the young Cap and his dog Tippie debuted August 21, 1918 [1] in an Ohio newspaper, The Columbus Monitor, she moved to New York City and Cap Stubbs and Tippie was syndicated by the George Matthew Adams Service.[2]

Characters and story[edit]

The many adventures of Cap and Tippie led to the discomfort of his parents and his grandmother, Sara Bailey, who clearly doted on the boy despite the fact that his high energy and general boyishness constantly drove her to distraction. Her love of dogs is evident in her strips as well as her illustrations for books, magazines and sheet music.[2]

When the George Matthew Adams Service went out of business in the 1940s, Dumm's strip was picked up by King Features Syndicate.[3] Dumm continued to write and draw Tippie until her 1966 retirement (which brought the strip to an end).

She was a recipient of the National Cartoonists Society Gold Key Award in 1978. After Dumm retired her comic strip, she remained active with water color paintings, photography and helping the elderly at her New York City apartment building when she was well into her eighties.[2][4]

Edwina Dumm drew this panel sequence for Cap Stubbs and Tippie in 1945.


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