Thank you, everyone, for your kind emails wishing me the best. But that’s not going to happen. I’ve already had the best. And thanks to you who kept me in business all these years. And please give me a little time to answer all you kind emails. I’ve gotten so many.
As y0u may know, Mort Walker passed away three days ago. He was the last of the old time cartoonists. I believe it was in 1952 he began Beetle Bailey. I did it for 30 years. He did it for 65 years. I met him about the time I started Ernie/Piranha Club. He was a great cartoonist and a fine gentleman. I recall when I was about 8 or ten years old I read a Sunday strip where Sarge and Cookie were having a cussing contest. I never laughed so hard in my life. I told him about that over dinner one time. He remembered the strip. I know that all his many, many fans will miss him terribly.