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Saturday Comic

Earth Day is this upcoming Tuesday, so I think this cartoon, from Arlo & Janis, is quite appropriate. It is from April 22 (Earth Day), 2009.

Arlo & Janis, April 22, 2009

Arlo & Janis, April 22, 2009

I modified it slightly by adding an ellipsis and one word (guess which
one ;-) ).

 

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for today again comes from the strip Sam & Silo, and features their highly educated naturalist and poet, Funny Floyd.

Sam & Silo, April 23, 1980

Sam & Silo, April 23, 1980

Think about it . . .

 

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Saturday Comic

Yesterday we learned a bit about shoe rationing during World War II. Our Saturday Comic looks at it from another point of view.

This is from the comic They’ll Do It Every Time by Jimmy Hatlo.

They'll Do It Every Time, June 25, 1943

They’ll Do It Every Time, June 25, 1943

One thing I like about it is the “Thanx to many contributors” at the bottom of the first panel. That makes it pretty clear that there were still lots and lots of kids going barefoot then.

 

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for this weekend is from Off the Record, which was drawn by Carl Kuhn from 1935-1940, and by Ed Reed from 1946-1984. This one ran on September 20, 1968.

Off The Record, September 20, 1968

Off The Record, September 20, 1968

While women all-so-often wear high heels, sometimes they do have a remedy.

 

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for the weekend comes from Toonerville Folks. It is from June 17 of 1932, and really reflects the times.

Toonerville Folks, June 17, 1932

Toonerville Folks, June 17, 1932

Remember that kids were dependent on when their mothers allowed them to go barefoot again after the winter, so they couldn’t ease into it like adults would be able to. Thus, they would really overdo it when they got the chance.

 

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Saturday Comic

Here’s our spring comic. It again features Funny Floyd, from the strip Sam and Silo.

The comic is from March 21, 1979.

Sam & Silo, March 21, 1979

Sam & Silo, March 21, 1979

 

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Saturday Comic

For today’s comic we’ll go with the Alley Oop from August 9, 1975.

Alley Oop, August 8, 1975

Alley Oop, August 8, 1975

I’m sure we’ve all seen these sorts of places, and the owners just don’t get it.

The other thing I notice is that many of the comic strips in the late 1960s, early 1970s were really rather subversive in regards to bare feet. They often made fun of the stuffy attitudes of the time and saw nothing wrong with bare feet.

 

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for the weekend comes from the Bluebonnets strip.

It appeared on October 12, 2009.

Bluebonnets, October 12, 2009

Bluebonnets, October 12, 2009

 

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Saturday Comic

For this weekend’s comic we set the Wayback Machine to 1962 and a comic strip called Ever Happen To You? by Bud Blake, who also did the Tiger comic strip.

This comic appeared August 13, 1962 and I think it does a good job of presaging today’s attitudes.

Ever Happen To You? August 13, 1962

Ever Happen To You? August 13, 1962

 

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Dick Tracy . . . and a Sprocket

There is a new set of villians on the Dick Tracy comic strip. If you follow Dick Tracy at all, you know that the names are often, um, original, and related to their crimes.

This new set includes Sprocket Nitrate, and she’s a barefooter.

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Saturday Comic

Today’s Saturday Comic seems a bit relevant for the weather we’ve been having around here. It’s the Dennis the Menace from December 27, 1957.

Dennis the Menace, December 27, 1957

Dennis the Menace, December 27, 1957

Why yes. Yes I have.

 

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Saturday Comic

Let’s go with another Dennis the Menace cartoon. This one is from December 3, 2004.

Dennis the Menace, December 3, 2004

Dennis the Menace, December 3, 2004

 

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Saturday Comic

This cartoon is from a feature called “Hold Everything” from May 29, 1944.

Hold Everything, May 29, 1944

Hold Everything, May 29, 1944

It’s funny how in the 1970s it was the girls (or young women) who were granted greater license to go barefoot. But in the 1940s, as this illustrates, “ladies” didn’t.

But they did know how contagious it was!

 

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Saturday Comic

This weekend’s comic comes to us courtesy of Zero, noted “philosopher” of the Beetle Bailey comic strip.

This one appeared on April 4, 1963.

Beetle Bailey, April 3, 1963

Beetle Bailey, April 3, 1963

 

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Saturday Comic

Let’s try this one out.

Moai

Moai

 

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