Updated on 16 October, 2021
Heathcliff Comic is an American comic strip made by George Gately for pennies, featuring an orange tabby cat living in a wooded area with his friends namedkick. It was published weekly in 23 newspapers around the country and was syndicated by Creators Syndicate. The comic has gone through multiple changes and reformation since it's beginnings, but remains largely the same today. It was brought up to date in a special one-issue series by George Gilly in 1980, but the most recent incarnations have taken the strip in many different directions.
Heathcliff Comics are known for their large variety of characters. There are a lot of grey cats in this world. There's Chuck, a cynical dog, Bo, the friendly rambunctious dog, Rex, a dinosaur and the dimwitted human, Eddie, who's always trying to pick up women. He also has his own pet, Echo. Then there's Mr. Crocker, the friendly butler, Rintoo, the rich butler and Dotrice, the spunky monkey. There's also Boots, who happens to be a werewolf, Granny Dandy, the sexy and sultry preteen, Mrs. Beeton, a grandmother, and the sultry older sister, Fifi, all in different outfits and with their own set of powers.
Heathcliff was a popular strip for many years, but was brought down by the arrival of cartoons. Animation brought in a whole new audience that could enjoy this classic British comic strip. A whole new generation of cartoon lovers discovered Heathcliff when the animated television series took off. Many adults grew up reading this comic strip, and even some children got to enjoy it when they watched the show. Today, more than thirty-five years after the last comic panel, the world is still enjoying this long-running English comic strip.
The comic strips from Heathcliff all relate to everyday life and the adventures of two boys. The adventures usually begin when one of the boys is given a talking book by his grandfather. This book teaches the young boy interesting facts and trivia about his surroundings, including the fact that he lives in a flat and is the son of a plumber.
Another interesting fact about Heathcliff comic strips is that it has become one of the most well-known of all English comic strips. In particular, this is because it has a recurring character. It is called Wigga Wiggin, and he appears in a number of panels. His appearance is that of a large, crudely made-up, fur-coated dog. However, he is actually a gingerbread man with red eyes and a mischievous look in his eyes. He is always seen trying to run away, and sometimes steals Christmas pudding.
Wigga is actually the uncle of a girl named Kathy and a boy named Ben, who are very close friends of the family. The comic book begins when Wigga gets very ill, and finds himself at thebottom of a pygmy tree. He assumes that he is dead, and drags Ben, his dog, and some other kids to the top of the tree where he promptly drops them off. Later on, however, Ben finds out that his grandmother's birthday is the day she plans to visit her cottage with the rest of her family. Before leaving, Ben gives Wigga his last present, a rubber doll.
Heathcliff Comic's furry friend is often seen speaking in a strange way, and he does have some interesting saying skills. One of his sayings is "Fur Real!" He also often says "Pigs Can Fly!" The only animal in all of Heathcliff's comic strips who actually says that is Grape Vite. Heathcliff has a pet hamster who goes by Grape Vite. He also has a talking cat named Fruhling Fizzle.
As you can see, Heathcliff Comic is a rich and famous cartoonist who lives in New York City. He was born Frank Lowe and became well known for drawing comic strips. He has won several awards for his work, most notably an eleven-year span where he drew almost exclusively for DC comics. Although he is still drawing comic strips today, he has turned his focus more towards animation, working on movies and television shows.