Just added: Dick Kulpa's GREATEST Character
Long before the Dukes of Hazzard, there was the
Double Eagle — and THIS car was for real!
Most folks know me as "Captain Cartoon," South Florida caricature artist. Others recall my Cracked Magazine publishing misadventure, and even more followed my work in the old Weekly World News.
But everyone has a beginning, and the Double Eagle & Co. comic strip represented mine, by and large. This section of DICKKULPA.COM is devoted to the Double Eagle experience, so check back often as more features are added.
Wthout further adieu, meet Francis "Fink" Furndock, girlfriend Reetie, Officer Jaws, Officer Joe King . . . and the Double Eagle!
These comic strips appeared in the Belvidere (Illinois) Daily Republican back in 1975
for a three month run. In this version, stars had not yet been added to the car's stripe.
The Double Eagle returned to publication in 1976 when the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard picked it up — and paid money for it — for 9 months.
Click here to see samples from the 1976 Double Eagle & Co. series
The Double Eagle actually returned to the Journal Standard comics page in 1997 when it was featured in an actual syndicated comic strip drawn by me, Ghost Story Club.
While not "THE Double Eagle," the 1960 Chevy Sports Coupe above appeared in the header of a Sunday GSC comic strip. Click on image to see the whole strip.
THE Double Eagle rises from the dead in this 1997 Ghost Story Club feature. I even launched a "guess the year of the car" contest!
The Double Eagle & Co. comic strip functioned primarily as an experimental research tool, as compared to serving as an actual syndicatable property. It served its purpose well — and still does.