Thursday, August 13, 2009
Cute as a Ponytail
Ponytail was a cute King Features Syndicate daily comic panel (like Dennis the Menace or Family Circus) created by Lee Holley in 1960. Along with with her boyfriend Donald, Ponytail became quite popular, adding a Sunday color version in 1963 and appeared over 300 newspapers. Dell Comics published a series of Ponytail comic books, consisting of new stories. It ran 12 issues, with cover dates from September 1962 through December, 1965. Dell Books later published a series of cute paperbacks. Charlton Comics also put out another 8 issues of the comic book starting in 1969. In newspapers, Ponytail was discontinued in 1989, and Holley retired.