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Krazy Kat

Pretty much agreed upon by newspaper strip cognoscenti, George Herriman’s Krazy Kat was the quintessential comic strip. It was perfect in its avant garde simplicity. It was never popular. Years ago I read in Bill Griffith’s strip Zippy the Pinhead, … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian Collection

If you’re a fan of the old comics, try to get ahold of this book: . . . . . It contains over 300 pages of classic comic strips. This is a better example of Cliff Sterrett’s Polly and Her … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg

  You remember him for his fantastic cartoon machines. Google him. He was first president of the National Cartoonist Society, and well loved by all those who knew him. Unfortunately I got into the game too late to have known … Continue reading

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Old Comics

Cliff Sterrett was one of the great artistic innovators of the newspaper comic form. William Randolph Hearst evidently had a hard time keeping from delving too deeply into abstract art. Polly and Her Pals was one of the best of all … Continue reading

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Monday

Nothing today. All I did was wash my car. That’s not very interesting, is it? . . . . .

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I’m taking a break today

One of my favorite t0opics. Bayonne’s most  beautiful baby competition… . . . . .

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From the Best to the Worst

My classmates will probably recognize him. He taught Algebra. He even looks like a jerk. When I was a kid, we didn’t have much money. I spent the summer of 1959 picking tobacco in Connecticut. I got back to school … Continue reading

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My Best Teacher.

That would be Marion Brady. He was the best all through school and college, and I had a lot of them. I am in contact with Mr. Brady, and he’s still raising hell with the system of education that we … Continue reading

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My favorite teacher.

That would be Mrs. Jeanne Parrish. I really loved her. And believe it or not, she loved me. Here she is from my  Sea Cow High School Year Book, 1961: And here we are fifty years later: I have to … Continue reading

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Speaking of great poetry..

Dig this: Mrs Key even wrote  ! Mrs. Key was my eleventh grade English teacher, and she was a good one. Here she is from my 1961 Manatee High School Year Book: The year before when I was in her … Continue reading

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