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Saturday Comic

Last week we saw “Barefoot Barlow” make an appearance in Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Here’s another strip in which he shows up, from May 4, 1971.

Snuffy Smith, May 4, 1971

Snuffy Smith, May 4, 1971

That looks like a horrid place to try to walk even if shod (and those spikes would go right through a shoe sole). If you can’t go barefoot, that’s a hint that the area needs to be taken better care of.

 

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Saturday Comic

For today let’s go with the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith published on April 30, 1974. For being hillbillies, most of the characters don’t go barefoot very often. But Barefoot Barlow does.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, April 30, 1974

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, April 30, 1974

See how dangerous it is to go barefoot? 🙂

 

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Saturday Comic

This comic appeared last January 11. It’s from Free Range by Bill Whitehead.

Free Range, January 11, 2017

Free Range, January 11, 2017

I thought it was a funny new take on the old NSNSNS issue.

 

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Saturday Comic

Here’s the comic Nancy from July 3, 1967. Back then the strip was drawn by Ernie Bushmiller.

Nancy, July 3, 1967

Nancy, July 3, 1967

It looks to me like Sluggo is almost ready to sneak into a store with a NSNSNS sign . . .

 

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic comes from Our Boarding House, which ran from 1921 through 1984. This particular one is from September 4, 1968. It has a (troublesome) theme we’ve seen many times before.

Our Boarding House, September 4, 1968

Our Boarding House, September 4, 1968

On the other hand, this one is particularly pernicious. Note that it approves of smashing and distorting feet. You just need to squeeze and reshape them to fit shoes. The third kid has shoes that probably come close to actually fitting, but that will soon be rectified as they gradually inure his feet to being misshapen.

Shades of Chinese foot-binding.

 

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Saturday Comic

I always love Red and Rover for the casual look at how kids used to go barefoot during the summer.

This one, from June 29, 2016, is just plain-old cute.

Red andRover, June 29, 2016

Red andRover, June 29, 2016

[Click for larger version.]

 

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Saturday Comic

Here’s our comic for today. It’s from a strip called “As You Were” (not to be confused with the later punk comix) that ran from 1972 to 1995, written by Jim Baker.

This comic appeared on June 13, 1972.

As You Were, June 13, 1972

As You Were, June 13, 1972

When my youngest son was about 8 years old, he walked (barefoot) across a newly patched batch of thick asphalt on our street . . . and got stuck. Fortunately, his older brother and sister were with him and helped pull him out.

And I got to get out the turpentine to clean off his feet.

 

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