Comic strip heavyweights King Features, Creators Syndicate, Tribune Media Services, Universal Press Syndicate and Washington Post Writers Group have coordinated a commemorative event among nearly 100 of their assembled cartoonists to publish material reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Though the work will take many forms, essentially every major syndicated comic strip published next Sunday will relate to perhaps the darkest day in American history, when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in Al-Qaeda's attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. Following September 11, King Features has partnered with museums including The Newseum, The Cartoon Art Museum, The Toonseum, The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) and The Society of Illustrators to display selected works in themed exhibits.The Daily Cartoonist has a comprehensive list of creators and strips officially set to publish 9/11-related content:

Adrian Raeside – THE OTHER COAST

Alex Hallatt – ARCTIC CIRCLE

Anne Gibbons – SIX CHIX

Bill Griffith – ZIPPY

Bill Holbrook – FASTRACK and SAFE HAVENS

Brian and Greg Walker, and Chance Browne – HI AND LOIS

Brian and Ron Boychuk – CHUCKLE BROS

Brian Anderson – DOG EAT DOUG

Brian Basset – RED ROVER

Bruce Tinsley – MALLARD FILLMORE

Chris Browne – HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

Corey Pandolph – ELDERBERRIES

Craig MacIntosh – SALLY FORTH

Dan Parent – ARCHIE

Darrin Bell – CANDORVILLE

Dave Coverly – SPEED BUMP

David Gilbert – BUCKLES

Dean Young and John Marshall – BLONDIE

Donna A. Lewis – REPLY ALL

Ed Stein – FRESHLY SQUEEZED

Frank Bolle – APT. 3-G

Garry Trudeau – DOONESBURY

Gary Brookins – PLUGGERSTM

Gene and Dan Weingarten – BARNEY & CLYDE

Glenn McCoy – THE DUPLEX

Greg Cravens – BUCKETS

Greg Evans – LUANN

Guy Gilchrist – NANCY

Henry Beckett and Carla Ventresca – ON A CLAIRE DAY

Hilary Price – RHYMES WITH ORANGE

Jack Elrod – MARK TRAIL

Jan Eliot – STONE SOUP

Jeff & Bil Keane – THE FAMILY CIRCUS

Jeff Corriveau – DEFLOCKED

Jeff Millar and Bill Hinds – TANK MCNAMARA

Jeff Parker – WIZARD OF ID

Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman – ZITS

Jim Scancarelli – GASOLINE ALLEY(R)

Jim Toomey – SHERMAN'S LAGOON

Joe Giella and Karen Moy – MARY WORTH

Joe Staton & Mike Curtis – DICK TRACY(R)

John Deering – ZACK HILL and STRANGE BREW

John Forgetta and L.A. Rose -THE MEANING OF LILA

John Hambrock – THE BRILLIANT MIND OF EDISON LEE

John Rose – BARNEY GOOGLE AND SNUFFY SMITH

Jok Church – BEAKMAN AND JAX

Jonathan Mahood – BLEEKER THE RECHARGEABLE DOG

Kevin Frank – HEAVEN'S LOVE THRIFT SHOP

Kieran Meehan – PROS & CONS

Lalo Alcaraz – LACUCARACHA

Lance Aldrich and Gary Wise – REAL LIFE ADVENTURES

Leigh Rubin – RUBES

Lincoln Peirce – BIG NATE

Mark Tatulli LIO and HEART OF THE CITY

Mason Mastroianni – B.C.

Mell Lazarus – MOMMA

Mick and Mason Mastroianni – DOGS OF C-KENNEL

Mike Peters – MOTHER GOOSE & GRIMM

Mort Walker – BEETLE BAILEY

Norm Feuti – RETAIL

Patrick McDonnell – MUTTS

Patrick Roberts – TODD THE DINOSAUR

Paul Gilligan – POOCH CAF'E

Paul Jon Boscacci – FORT KNOX

Peter Gallagher – HEATHCLIFF

Peter Guren – ASK SHAGG

Phil Dunlap – INK PEN

Piers Baker – OLLIE & QUENTIN

Ray Billingsley – CURTIS

Rick Detorie – ONE BIG HAPPY

Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott – BABY BLUES

Rina Piccolo – TINA'S GROOVE

Ron Ferdinand – DENNIS THE MENACE

Sandra Bell-Lundy – BETWEEN FRIENDS

Scott Stantis – PRICKLY CITY

Stan Lee – THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Stephen Bentley – HERB AND JAMAAL

Steve Boreman – LITTLE DOG LOST

Steve Breen and Mike Thompson – GRAND AVENUE

Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker – DUSTIN

Steve Sicula – HOME AND AWAY

Susie MacNelly, Chris Cassatt and Gary Brookins – SHOE

T Lewis and Michael Fry – OVER THE HEDGE

Terri Libenson – THE PAJAMA DIARIES

Terry Laban – EDGE CITY

Tim Rickard – BREWSTER ROCKIT: SPACEGUY!TM

Tom Armstrong – MARVIN

Tom Batiuk – FUNKY WINKERBEAN and CRANKSHAFT

Tony Cochran – AGNES

Tony Rubino & Gay Markstein – DADDY'S HOME

Vic Lee – PARDON MY PLANET

There's a number of strips that are noticeably absent from the list, but considering the weight of the day, each creator's decision on whether or not to comment on 9/11 would seem to rest largely with the tone of their strip. It seemed like many creators opted to illustrate completely standalone art following September 11, 2001 to work around producing anything that might resemble the gag-oriented nature of their usual work. Given the justifiably solemn tone that surrounds 9/11, it seems likely that next Sunday's comics could play out similarly.

[Via The Daily Cartoonist]