Herman (comic strip)

Jim Unger's Herman (August 15, 2004)

Herman was a comic strip written and drawn by Jim Unger. While the daily ran as a single panel with a typeset caption, it expanded on Sunday as a full multi-panel strip with balloons.

It was syndicated from 1975 to 1992, when Unger retired. In 1997, Herman returned to syndication with a mix of classic strip reprints and occasional new material.

Characters and story

The eponymous Herman is actually anybody within the confines of the stripa man, a woman, a child, any animal or even an extraterrestrial. All characters are rendered in Unger's unique style as hulking, beetle-browed figures with pronounced noses and jaws, and often sport comically understated facial expressions.

An earlier strip, Herman, created by Clyde Lamb, published from 1950 through 1966, had no relation to Unger's strip.


While there is no apparent continuity to the daily panels, there are several recurring themes:

Several collections of the comic strip were printed.


Unger received the National Cartoonists Society's Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for 1982 and 1987 for his work on the strip.[1]



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