Updated on 16 October, 2021
The morning paper has announced that the long awaited final installment of the famous Buckles comic series will be called, The Baldo Comic. The article does not mention who will be doing the writing, just that the new series will pick up where the old one left off. I believe this means the end of the long standing Adult Swim series, though the original series ran eleven seasons on TV.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribal is to launch a website, also under the name of the Baldo Comic, that will carry the strip around for future syndication. I am very excited for the opportunity to help bring the wonderful world of Buckles and the world of Spanish comics to the people of North America. I have always had a great deal of respect for Buckles and his creations, and I think the combination of his friendly, open face, his wide-eyed, open-mouthed puppy dog expressions are among my favorites. I wish him luck with his new venture, and I hope he takes it seriously. The last strip featured him as a happily married couple, the happy couple with a baby in the background.
I also enjoy watching the strip with my two young daughters, as they are excellent fans of the TV show. I first came to know about the revived version when my then teenage daughter got a subscription to the Spanish newspaper Comic Sansot, a version which I had not heard of previously. She loves the smiley faces, and instantly recognized them as being a Spanish version of the ones she had seen on TV. Baldo, as I understand it, is a mixture of both English and Spanish, and so my children learn some of the words from me, but they also get to see how the characters speak in their own language.
I have never known why my wife's favorite is the happy family in the strip. There seems to be something missing in most of the others, and she seems to prefer the "smiley face" variety. Maybe it's the fact that it's presented in cartoon-style, with expressive lips. If that's the case, maybe there is a correlation between her childhood favorite cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, and her current love of the Bugs Bunny franchise. Or maybe it's just that she likes the happy family in the strip better.
The Baldo Comic Strip is syndicated by ARG. This syndicate sells over thirty-five million copies of the strip every week. Most of the strips are drawn by Bill Parks, who is probably best known for creating the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure cartoon series. Others who have created some of their own strips include Craig Mullins, Amy Waterman, and Graphic Communication Designer, Jay Lassiter.
ARG is part of the Latino comics industry. Many people don't realize that they can buy a newspaper comic strip from ARG. The strip is usually sold in four panels per page, and they are priced at around fifty cents each. In comparison to the price of other mainstream newspapers, the prices are very reasonable.
The Baldo Comic strip whose sales run into the millions each week is a testament to the success of Latino cultures in North America. In a country that's become more majority Hispanic, the comic book industry has also embraced the growing Latino culture. As more Americans grow increasingly aware of Latino cultures, the industry will continue to thrive. The demographics of the population will also dictate how successful the industry will be. Right now, there are so many opportunities for creative people in the business.
With so many different projects and storylines based on Latinas, the Baldo Comic Strip has proven to be extremely popular with readers. The appeal of Latino culture has grown tremendously, and this popularity is translating into profits for publishers. The Baldo Comic has proven to sell out its thousands of copies every week. Comic books have always been popular, but it seems that now, they are becoming even more mainstream. All of the sudden, famous Latino comic strips are being bought by major companies, and having much bigger sales than ever.