Cathy’s Boyfriend to Propose!

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By: Dave Astor

Will the perennially single cartoon star of “Cathy” get married after more than a quarter century in comics pages?

Long-time boyfriend Irving reportedly will ask Cathy to marry him in the Valentine’s Day episode. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is not yet saying whether her Cathy character will answer yes or no.

“Cathy” appears in about 1,400 newspapers via Universal Press Syndicate. The comic was launched in 1976 — a time when there were even fewer female cartoonists in newspapers than there are today. Cathy came to be seen by many as an icon of a single, working woman.

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