Thursday, May 5, 2022

Someday Funnies: Dressing with Winnie Winkle

“Winnie Winkle is an American comic strip published during a 76-year span (1920–1996). Its premise was conceived by Joseph Medill Patterson, but the stories and artwork were by Martin Branner, who wrote the strip for over 40 years. It was one of the first comic strips about working women. The main character was a young woman who had to support her parents and adopted brother, serving as a reflection of the changing role of women in society.” (Source: Wikipedia)

I am a fan of classic comic strips and comic books and own a large collection of books on the subject including one that has a selection of strips from Winnie Winkle’s run. 

Revisiting the book, I found a series of Winnie Winkle strips from April 1933 in which Winnie causes a commotion by purchasing and wearing a woman’s trouser suit. I offer the April 3rd and 6th strips from that series for your enjoyment.

Source: New York & Company
Wearing New York & Company

Candy Darling
Candy Darling, femulator extraordinaire, with And Wahol and Ultra Violet


  1. My first job in the data processing/computer business had me doing programming and working on long data processing jobs. My company had an exclusive civil engineering program ("Cut and Fill") that required getting huge amounts of data to our computer center in New York City. ,There was no such thing as telecommunications in 1967, so we put the punched cards we got from our customers on magnetic tapes, usually25-30 tapes, and hauled them to NYC via the Eastern Shuttle. All we had to do on NYC was start the jobs and check their progress periodically and then haul the results, also on many magnetic tapes back to DC.

    There was a ton of open time that we could fill however we wanted. I opted for entertainment and museums. One of the operator managers at our computer center was tuned into Indie and (way, way) off Broadway entertainment. He got me tickets to "Man of LaMancha" when it was off-broadway. He also brought me to a place called "La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club" where Andy Warhol would hang with his stable of "superstars". This was the venue where Jackie Curtis would put on her(his) plays with Candy Darling and Holly Woodlawn and a melange of other "superstars". They seemed to me to be like first reads or early rehearsals of Jackie's plays, not all that well organized, but Candy Darling was absolutely beautiful! Here's a link to the superstar lineup:

    My computer center friend was also the person who took me to The 82 Club for the first time. Yes, the computer production jobs were a big slog, but the "peripheral benefits" were amazing. I volunteered for those working weekends for about 6 months before they assigned the job to another person.

    1. AnonymousMay 05, 2022

      A fantastic historical comment. Also thanks for the link. I lived in NYC in the '70's when starting my career. Lot's of memories of that period.
      Gendre Amore

  2. AnonymousMay 06, 2022

    Great cartoon. Thx for sharing 😃