How to Use This Site
The searchable archive currently contains nearly 70,000 images from the following features, dating back to 1996 or from the beginning of the feature's syndication with Universal Uclick unless otherwise indicated. (The most recent images are one week old. If you need this week's images, please contact us.) Click on a feature name to learn more about that feature, and view a character guide if applicable:
Simple and Advanced Search Options
The Simple Search allows you to search by feature and keyword.
Search Features offers more options. You can use the Search Features to:
- Search for more than one feature.
- Search for images by date.
- Search for only Sunday images.
- Select the way your search results are displayed.
The keyword search will look in the dialog, caption, description, and category fields.
Use AND, OR, AND NOT between keywords. Examples: snow AND rain will find images with BOTH words in the dialog and/or caption text. adam AND NOT laura would find images that contained "adam" in either dialog, caption, or character, but that did not contain "laura" in any of those fields.
Wildcard searches: Use an asterisk ( * ) after the first few letters of a word to find all variations of that word. Examples: graduat* will find graduate, graduates, or graduation. snow* will find snow, snowy, snowman, snows, snowing.
All images in the Universal Uclick Reprints system have been assigned at least one of the topic terms from the following list:
- Buildings & architecuture
- Business & Economy
- Clothing & Fashion
- Communication Methods
- Emotions & Mental States
- Health & Medicine
- Hobbies & Handicrafts
- Home & Garden
- Hunting & Fishing
- Law & Legal Issues
- Occupations & Employment
- Politics & Government
- Social Issues
- Special Events
- Sports & Recreation
- Traditions & Customs
- Travel & Transportation
To search by topic, either select one or more topic terms from the list, or enter one or more topic terms in the keyword search box. You can combine topic terms with other keywords, such as dialog or caption text. For example, to find images related to the economy which also mention Alan Greenspan, you could use this as a search query: economy and greenspan.
Image Descriptions: The keyword search also looks in image descriptions. The descriptions contain more detail about each image and make it possible to find images that didn't contain any dialog. For example, even though the term terrorism is not in the list of topic terms, it will appear in the description of any image that relates to that subject.
Date / Date Range
The dates in this archive refer to domestic (U.S.) syndication dates — meaning the date that the image was released to newspapers. An image may have more than one release date. You can search for either the original release date, or on any subsequent release date.
To locate an image with a specific release date, enter the same date in both the from and to fields.
Search Results Display Options
View Images by Default: Select this option if you want to see comic images in the search results. This option is recommended only if you have a fast connection to the Internet.
View Text Summaries Only: Select this option if you have a slow connection to the Internet (e.g. dial-up). The dialog and caption text of images will display in the search results, and you can decide which images you wish to view.
Retrieve Sunday Comics Only: Select this option if you wish to limit your search to only Sunday comics.
Viewing Results of your Search
Results are displayed ten per "page"; to view the next ten images, use the navigation buttons in the upper right area of the screen.
Images are displayed by order of relevance; in other words, the images that best match your search query will be towards the top of the list.
The simple search displays the text from an image; this may be either dialog, caption, or a description depending on the image content. Click on View Image to see the image on screen (the image will appear in a new browser window).
If you selected the View Images by Default option on the Search Features screen, you can click on any image to see more information about the image.
Request Reprint Permissions
- Click the Add to Basket checkbox next to any image(s) for which you want reprint permissions.
- When you have finished selecting images, click the button at the top of the results page.
- Complete the Usage Questionnaire. This is how we determine the fee associated with your request.
- Fill out the Customer Information form. Our Reprint Permissions department will need this information in order to contact you.
- The Reprint Request Summary provides a list of all the images for which you requested reprint rights, and the fees associated with your request. You can remove images from the request if you desire. When you are ready to send your request, click Proceed to Checkout.
- Make a note of your request number; it appears towards the top of the page. You will need this number in order in any future correspondence regarding your request.
Please Note: Submission of a request does not guarantee that reprint rights will be granted. Our Reprint Permissions department will inform you whether or not your request is approved.
If you would like assistance in locating images, please contact our Reprint Permissions Department at 1-800-255-6734 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There may be a fee associated with a customized search, but this fee will be applied to the final cost of your request.
All images in this system are copyrighted by Universal Uclick and/or its creators. No use is allowed without approval. No permission will be granted without a fee. Payment is required prior to use.