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.
I modified it slightly by adding an ellipsis and one word (guess which
one ;-) ).
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.
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.
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.
While women all-so-often wear high heels, sometimes they do have a remedy.
Our comic for the weekend comes from Toonerville Folks. It is from June 17 of 1932, and really reflects the times.
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.
For today’s comic we’ll go with the Alley Oop from August 9, 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.
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.
Why yes. Yes I have.
This cartoon is from a feature called “Hold Everything” from 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!
Let’s try this one out.