Darby Conley

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


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]



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]


  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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