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Saturday Comic

Today’s cartoon is from Red and Rover, a strip set more or less in the 1960s, when a lot more kids spent their entire summers barefoot.

It appeared just this past Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

Red and Rover, August 26, 2014

Red and Rover, August 26, 2014

This was a common problem (and yes, in the comic strip, Red really has spent his entire summer barefoot). Additionally, with the reference to Hawaii, I wonder if the cartoonist sometimes listens in to barefooters’ discussions.

 

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Saturday Comic

For our comic this weekend let’s go with an old stand-by, Dennis the Menace. This one is from July 11, 2003.

Dennis the Menace, July 11, 2003

Dennis the Menace, July 11, 2003

Somehow I manage to make that decision every day . . .

 

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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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