The Girl Is Baad!!!

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is proud to exhibit some of our funky collection of Friday Foster comic strips. We have amassed a collection of nearly 200 original comic strips from the LA Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chicago Tribune. Like most of the items we collect…you won’t find these comic strips in your average museum. Please join us as we take you on a comic journey with a forgotten soul sister who was the second Black female character to have her own comic strip. Our exhibition includes comic strips from 1970 and 1971 and original comic strip art from our friends at Heritage Auctions.

In 1969, Spanish illustrator Jorge Longaron and  Jim Lawrence created Friday Foster for the Chicago Tribune and the New York News Syndicate. The strip ran from 1970 to 1974. It was adapted into a feature film in 1975.

Jorge Longarón has created many cover illustrations for American publications. He is also a fine artist, and specializes in painting the Catalan countryside and the American southwest.

Jim Lawrence is probably best known as the writer of the James Bond comic strip, but he also penned pseudonymous novels for the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and Tom Swift, Jr. series and even came up with a few series of his own, such as Christopher Cool: Teen Agent. Lawrence was not included with the writing or production of the Friday Foster film.  He went on to write several books call Dark Angel. The Dream Girl Caper, the first of the four adventures written by James D. Lawrence was published by Pyramid in 1975.

Dark Angel Books

Our mini exhibition includes 13 full color Chicago Tribune Sunday comic strips from 1972. These are half-tab pages measuring 7 1/2 inches x 10 1/2 inches. Dates include:  Jan 9, 1972, Jan 16, 1972, Feb 13, 1972, Feb 20, 1972, April 16, 1972, April 30, 1972, June 18, 1972, July 2 1972, Sept 3, 1972, Sept 17, 1972, Oct 22, 1972, Nov 5, 1972 and Nov 12, 1972.

Friday Foster Comic Collection

We have also included original comic strip art by Jorge Longaron. We hope you enjoy this very rare exhibition of Friday Foster comic strips.

For more information please check out our other post on Friday Foster.

© 2014 Tribune Media Services Inc.: Friday Foster ®


  • May 16, 2015

    Why hasn’t this strip been fully collected and complete in a book like so many other strips? It has a very cool appeal to it and something of a cult following, especially with its being the source material for the better known film.

    • Rich
      March 9, 2023

      yor dreams have come true. see the book “Friday Foster: The Sunday Strips” 2021

  • June 18, 2015

    I never heard of Foster Friday until five minutes ago, but I think I need to learn more about this strip!

  • Y
    August 10, 2016

    This is great!

  • Marc Longaron
    August 28, 2019

    Great compilation of Friday Foster!!!!!!!!!!

    Norma Comics will publish in 2020 an album dedicated to Friday Foster coinciding with its 50th anniversary

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