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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for today is from Off the Record, which was drawn by Carl Kuhn from 1935-1940, and by Ed Reed from 1946-1984. This one is from on June 3, 1968.

Off the Record, June 3, 1968

Off the Record, June 3, 1968

My only question is, if going barefoot is part of the tribe’s ways, why is the guy on the right wearing moccasins? (Actually, even moccasin-wearing tribes went barefoot a lot—why wear out a perfectly good pair of moccasins when you didn’t really need them?)

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic comes from the August 28, 1957 .

Peanuts, August 28, 1957

Peanuts, August 28, 1957

It’s that time of year.

This also illustrates that everybody should walk their dogs while barefoot themselves. If it is too hot for your feet, it’s almost assuredly also too hot for your dog’s feet.

 

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for this weekend appeared last Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Moderately Confused, July 29, 2014

Moderately Confused, July 29, 2014

It’s from “Moderately Confused” and is by cartoonist Jeff Stahler, who also does a lot of political cartoons.

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from Red and Rover.

It features the 10-year-old Russell McLean (“Red”) and his dog, Rover. The strip is set in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and it’s a time when small boys really did still go barefoot most of the summer, and so we’ll see Red barefoot quite often (not the rarity that we see with Dennis the Menace).

The author of the strip, Brian Basset says that he is “retro” kind of guy, so I’m guessing that’s why he gets the barefoot boys of the late 1960s right.

Today’s strip was published on July 5, 2010.

Red and Rover, July 5, 2010

Red and Rover, July 5, 2010

And I think we all can see why Red is so good at climbing trees.

 

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Saturday Comic

Saturday Comic

We’ve referenced Whittier’s The Barefoot Boy a couple of times recently, so for today’s comic, let’s see the take of Dennis the Menace on it.

This comic appeared April 4, 2004.

Dennis the Menace, April 4, 2004

Dennis the Menace, April 4, 2004

[Click for the larger, more readable version.]

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic again comes from Sam & Silo. Here’s Funny Floyd, their philosopher/naturalist/post. This comic appeared on July 20, 1978.

Sam & Silo, July 20, 1978

Sam & Silo, July 20, 1978

For some reason, this particular comic rather tickles my fancy.

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s cartoon fits in with an earlier post of this week, Socially Acceptable. It is from the strip Cornered by Mike Baldwin.

Cornered, June 10, 2010

Cornered, June 10, 2010

The funny thing is, these days one sees a fair number of people wearing socks with sandals and our eyes and brains have gotten used to it. So it’s turned into pretty much a non-issue. Now if only bare feet would follow the same route.

 

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for this weekend comes from the feature Out Our Way by J. R. Williams. This one appeared on July 9, 1938.

Out Our Way, July 9, 1938

Out Our Way, July 9, 1938

That was a time when they still remembered the torture of putting shoes back on after having been barefoot for so long.

 

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Saturday Comic

Our Saturday Comic comes from Monday’s Zits.

It gets at an essential truth about stinky feet. (Hint: it’s not because they are bare.)

Zits, June 16, 2014

Zits, June 16, 2014

 

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for the weekend comes from the comic strip Rose is Rose.

It was published June 4, 2013.

Rose is Rose, June 4, 2013

Rose is Rose, June 4, 2013

I think she’s he’s onto something.

[As always, click on the picture for the larger, more readable version.]

[As vas points out in a comment, the character portrayed is Pasquale, who is a boy. I had just looked at the hair and made an assumption. It's not a strip I read very often.]

 

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for today is the September 22, 2013 Bizarro.

Bizarro, September 22, 2013

Bizarro, September 22, 2013

 

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for the weekend is from the Archie comic strip. It is dated June 4, 1970.

Archie, June 4, 1970

Archie, June 4, 1970

[As always, click for a larger version.]

Yup. That pretty much nails it. Conform to what we want or we will assault you with a fake hazard.

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from Bluebonnets, and is dated December 9, 2012.

Bluebonnets, December 9, 2012

Bluebonnets, December 9, 2012

I found it interesting that when the artist had to depict three runners, he chose to make one of the barefoot.

 

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Saturday Comic

Here’s another comic featuring Dennis the Menace. It’s from October 9, 1975.

Dennis the Menace, October 9, 1975

Dennis the Menace, October 9, 1975

 

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for this weekend comes from 1941. It was from a feature called “Out Our Way” and was published on June 28.

Out Our Way, June 28, 1941

Out Our Way, June 28, 1941

I do believe it is exaggerating just how dirty a kid’s feet get, though.

And here’s the text of the “poem”:

Barefoot Boy, the lazy soul,
sneaks to bed with feet like coal.
Mother dashes like a streak
to make the sheets last out the week.
Too late, she hears a gentle snore—
What are Maws and washtubs for?

 

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