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    "Beetle Bailey" Creator Passes

    Just like so many other staples from this era of relative sanity, we've lost another:

    http://deadline.com/2018/01/mort-wal...94-1202271359/

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    Any one remember Sad Sack? I knew Fred Rhodes in Tucson and after drawing Sad Sack, he drew editorial cartoons for our now defunct evening newspaper The Tucson Citizen.

    RIP Mort Walker and thanks for the memories and smiles.

    Bob Miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6hk71400 View Post
    Any one remember Sad Sack? I knew Fred Rhodes in Tucson and after drawing Sad Sack, he drew editorial cartoons for our now defunct evening newspaper The Tucson Citizen.

    RIP Mort Walker and thanks for the memories and smiles.

    Bob Miles
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    Yes, I remember Sad Sack. As I recall, he had his own comic book and I remember buying some copies in the early 70's. Beetle Bailey was prominent in the South Bend Tribune Sunday Comics, and I remember him being moved to the first page of the comics when I was a carrier. Beetle Bailey was also my Dad's favorite comic strip.

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    "Private Beetle Bailey— In early strips, it was revealed that he is the brother of Lois Flagston (from the Hi and Lois cartoon, which Mort Walker wrote, and Dik Browne drew)."
    Just thought that I would throw in some more trivia. I recall reading both comic strips when I was in grade school. They were my introduction to reading the dally newspaper.

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    I have read Beetle Bailey for years, but the strip I miss most is Pogo. The subtle political comments were different.


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    I find that most of the funnies aren't so funny anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52-fan View Post
    I have read Beetle Bailey for years, but the strip I miss most is Pogo. The subtle political comments were different.
    I especially liked the comic version of President Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qsanford View Post
    I find that most of the funnies aren't so funny anymore...
    Too true, but some occasionally hit the mark.


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