Monthly Archives: January 2020

Billy DeBeck

Of course Billy created the strip Barney Google. He was one of the real giants in cartooning. I was a big fan as a kid. I loved his style. Read about him and Barney and Sparkplug.  Billy moved in high … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 29

Ran out of time today. I’m due at the bar. . . . . .

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WOULD YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO MARRY THIS GUY?

Did I ever show you my drivers license from 1977? (some officious broad at the DMV cut off the corner three years ago) But what a good looking young man I was. Talk about your airport body cavity searches!

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The Katzenjammer Kids

Rudolph Dirks created the strip in 1897. Read about it. In 1912 Dirks took a break and Hearst hired Harold Knerr to draw it. Dirks came back and a lawsuit ensued, a lawsuit with very important ramifications for creative artists. … Continue reading

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Where you there?

2001, Göteborg Book Fair. Sture Hergefors became a friend. He’s the guy who started the Book Fair. I was at the Book Fair several years. What a wonderful experience it was. Back in January 2000 Sid was out of work….

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BUDDY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE! Yes folks, on this day, January 25, ten o’clock AM, the stork brought a little bundle of joy to Buddy’s Mommy! Was she ever happy! Check out the poem my Aunt Evelyn … Continue reading

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Look what I found

I bought a new IMac for Christmas and I’ve been transferring files. I came across some stuff from way back when I had my first web page. That was 1999. Some of you might remember when we had the original … Continue reading

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How to get rid of gophers

Thanks to Fred E. How to get rid of gophers . . Seems I missed posting yesterday.    

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Mutt and Jeff

Bud Fisher’s Mutt and Jeff debuted in 1907. It was the first daily comic strip. At first it was just A. Mutt. Later Jeff joined in. This is from 1918. The image is a little squirrely. I’m having trouble with … Continue reading

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Hello

From January 2001, this week it’s some stand alone gags… . . . . .

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