Little Dot began as a supporting feature in "Sad Sack Comics" #1, September 1949. She looked very different from the way she is drawn today, and her obsession with dots was not as evident. It wasn't until 1953, when Dot received her own book, that she was redesigned in the familiar Warren Kremer style and took on the "Harvey" look.
Dot's stories fall into three major categories. 1) Dot's obsession with dots or anything circular or "dot-shaped", 2) Dot's friendship with Little Lotta and other friends in Bonnie Dell, and 3) Dot's adventures with her seemingly endless supply of Uncles and Aunts. This latter category eventually became the bases for a Little Dot spin-off title, "Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts".
Little Dot was commonly found on the comic racks in her own and various spin-off titles until 1976, when a major cancellation of titles at Harvey occured. Since that time, Little Dot has been a back up feature in most Richie Rich books, with a brief reappearance in her own book in 1992-1994. Recently, she has been in "The Harvey Magazine".
Little Dot bears the unfortunate distinction of being one of the few Harvey characters never to have had her own animated cartoon series. Discussions were underway during 1987 and 1988 for a Saturday morning show, but to date, nothing has materialized.
Bibliography of comics featuring Little Dot:
Other appearances include:
First appearance: Sad Sack Comics #1, 9/49
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