Updated on 16 October, 2021
One Big Happy Comic Strip is an eight page daily comic strip originally written and drawn by Rick Detore, detailing the day-to-day adventures of a cheerleader named Ruthie. The strip also includes her younger brother Joe, her parents Frank and Ellen, her grandparents Nick and Rose, and her two best friends, Holly and Beth. The comic is one of the best-selling ones in history. In fact, it has been collected numerous times and is still one of the best selling strip series ever.
A quick One Big Happy Comic trivia will show that this strip was actually created over twenty years ago. In one story, the girl accidentally pushed her brother in front of an oncoming train. After falling off the train, he died from his injuries. The family had no choice but to bury him not wanting to leave behind any more children who would have to witness his death.
So they did a public funeral in front of several hundred people in their hometown and distributed a free comic book featuring a memorial to their son. With the help of several friends and family members, including some former classmates of the boy, the family was able to pay for the funeral and still afford some of the funeral costs. One Big Happy Comic is so successful that over the past twenty years, it has been able to reach one million copies in print. As of this writing, the comic is still going strong.
The success of One Big Happy Comic led to the creation of various television series including a TV show starring Holly Marie Combs and DC comic characters like Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. In this TV series, an evil character by the name of Coraline Jones captures Coraline herself and transforms her into a monster-like robot. The only person who can stop her is Coraline herself and she must travel across time to make contact with her old friend, Freddy Jones. Freddy is actually her son, thrown into the role for the show's success. The show has proven to be very popular with children and adults alike.
Aside from the TV series, Coraline has also managed to gain popularity among the online TV community. There are various Coraline photo contests held on various social networking sites where fans pose for photos related to the television show or comic strip. The most popular theme for Coraline photo contests is the colour scheme used by the main characters. Each participant gives a reason why he or she is chosen and the reason is usually related to the main plot of the Coraline movie or the comic strip. As a special incentive to participants, every person who wins a prize in the contest ends up getting a free copy of Coraline: The Witch's Broom Collection, the first part of the animated film.
Other ways of telling the world about the movie and the animated film are through Coraline video clips that are uploaded onto YouTube. The internet has become a huge phenomenon since the launch of the film and several movie clips have gone viral, getting viewed millions of times in just a few days. One big happy ComicCon event was held on the night before the San Diego Comic Convention and thousands of fans flocked the venue to watch the premiere of the film. Several Coraline video clips were screened for those who couldn't attend the San Diego Convention but were still able to view the film online.
There was also another Coraline event in October at the Washington Post in the US. For this event, Coraline was made into a t-shirt which had the phrase "I love you but I hate you" printed on it. A few days after this promotion, there was an online petition started asking the Post to remove the T shirt from the front page of the Post comics website. The moderators of the Washington Post soon addressed the issue, removing the Coraline t-shirt but not before a number of people started sharing the image on social media sites.
As you can see, there are many different ways for you to get involved with Coraline. It is entirely up to you what you do or how you do it, but if you like the comic strip, then you might be onto something big. If you do decide to make a bigger effort to get involved, then you can always use the various free converters. The free converters are free to use, so don't worry about spending any money on them.