The Charlie Chan Daily Newspaper Strips Oct. 24, 1938 to Dec. 23, 1939

The Charlie Chan Daily Newspaper Strips Oct. 24, 1938 to Dec. 23, 1939

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The Chinese-American sleuth Charlie Chan was created by Earl Derr Biggers, and based in part on an actual Honolulu detective, Chang Apana. Although Chan, like his real-life counterpart Apana, works for the Honolulu police he is very much a globe-trotter who solves mysteries throughout the world. Charlie Chan debuted in The House Without A Key written by Biggers in 1925, with other novels following in quick succession. Only one year after he appeared in print Charlie Chan hit the big screen and over the years has appeared in numerous other film adaptations, along with radio and television shows. On October 24, 1938 the McNaught Syndicate launched a Charlie Chan comic strip. It is notable as the first strip drawn by Alfred Andriola. He would later work on Dann Dunn, before embarking on the strip for which he is best known for today, the long running Kerry Drake. Charlie Chan's strip was cancelled in May 1942, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The ending of hostilities meant the Charlie Chan made a comeback. Although his strip was not resurrected, he appeared in a variety of comic books, a Saturday morning cartoon series and a new movie.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.32mm | 158.76g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1507727445
  • 9781507727447

About Alfred Andriola

While Alfred Andriola did the art for the newspaper strips, he was not the creator of Charlie Chan. That distinction belongs to Earl Derr Biggers. He was a native of Ohio and later a newspaper critic before becoming a playwright and a novelist. It was during a vacation in Hawaii that he decided to create a new detective. It was years later when he followed through on his idea and he wrote mystery novel The House Without A Key. His creation took off from that point to become a series of books, movies, etc. Biggers died of a heart attack in 1933 at the age of 48.show more

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