Sunday 21 August 2022

Flintstones Daily Comics, Dec. 1961, Pt. 1

There’s a site which has posted the Monday-through-Saturday newspaper comic strips of The Flintstones. I wasn’t going to post my copies because of that, but since they’re taking up space in my computer, I’ll put them up for December 1961 and leave it at that.

There are puns, there’s sexism (Wilma’s is a shrewish wife who won’t shut up or make up her mind), and there’s no Baby Puss. Those of you who get worked up about “Bibles” can get grumbly that Wilma’s mother doesn’t look anything like she does on the TV show. We note she hadn’t appeared on television yet.

I’m a little baffled about the comic referred to Fred’s foot as a wheel. I thought they were brakes, and the stone rollers at either end of his car were wheels.

You can enlarge any comic by clicking on it.

Friday, Dec. 1, 1961.

Dec. 2, 1961

Monday, Dec. 4, 1961

Dec. 5, 1961

Dec. 6, 1961

Dec. 7, 1961

Dec. 8, 1961

Dec. 9, 1961

Monday, Dec. 11, 1961

Dec. 12, 1961

Dec. 13, 1961

Dec. 14, 1961

Dec. 15, 1961


  1. Don't know how far in advance the strip's creator(s) worked or if they garnered inspiration from the televised shows, but Wilma's outfit in the 12/7 entry closely resembles the "leopard skin with the plunging neckline" she donned in the earlier November 3rd episode, "Flintstone of Prinstone".

    Another rare sighting of Canis iupus familiaris in the Flintstones' universe (12/1), joining the first season episode, "The Hypnotist". Replaced by dinosaurs as the domesticated pet of choice soon thereafter. May have been the correct option logistically, but they left a bigger mess in backyards and on sidewalks.

  2. Great part of the Flintstones daily strips of this month were drawn by the legendary Gene Hazelton, minus the daily strip of December 9, 1961, which was drawn by the Carl Barks from Hanna-Barbera, the also legendary Harvey Eisenberg.

  3. How cynical Fred is!
    Flintstones daily strip from December 5, 1961.
    Drawn by the legendary Gene Hazelton.

  4. The inaccuracies between the show and the strip used to annoy me as a kid, as I considered the TV program perfection beyond all conception. Wilma with a ribbon around her bun - the very idea! But I've eased up on them as an adult. And I must admit the 'leopartards' thing is pretty clever and funny.