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Little Dot

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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".

Supporting characters commonly appearing in Little Dot stories or comics are Little Lotta, Richie Rich, Mr. and Mrs. Polka (Dot's parents) and Dot's Uncle Branes, a scientist and inventor.

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:

  • Little Dot
  • Little Dot Dotland
  • Little Dot in 3-D
  • Little Dot's Uncles and Aunts
  • Richie Rich and his Girlfriends
  • Richie Rich and Dot

Supporting feature in most books starring Richie Rich, Little Lotta, and in early issues of "Sad Sack Comics".

Other appearances include:

  • ABC promotion cartoon
  • Astrocomics
  • Casper and Friends
  • Harvey Hits
  • The Harvey Magazine
  • Harvey Spotlight
  • Humphrey Comics
  • Little Max
  • Mutt and Jeff's Jokes
  • Shoe Store giveaway
  • Tastee-Freez Comics

First appearance: Sad Sack Comics #1, 9/49

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