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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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Saturday Comic

Here’s a comic strip that appeared on February 3, 1960 under the name MOCO. However, I’m pretty sure the name of the strip is Alfredo, since MOCO was the pen-name of the Danish artists, Jørgen Mogensen and Siegfried Cornelius. Alfredo was their “silent gag” comic strip.

Alfredo, February 3, 1960

Alfredo, February 3, 1960

As we know, feet are good for more than just walking.

 

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Saturday Comic

Ziggy is the nebbish that everybody seems to pick on. So I guess this is appropriate. The comic appeared on February 24, 2015. I have modified it slightly.

Ziggy, February 24, 2015

Ziggy, February 24, 2015

Isn’t this just what it feels like sometimes?

 

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Saturday Comic

The Frank and Ernest comic strip (created by Bob Thaves and currently drawn by his son, Tom) seems to exist solely to illustrate bad puns. Here’s the one from last Sunday.

Frank and Ernest, December 18, 2016

Frank and Ernest, December 18, 2016

No other comment needed.

 

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Saturday Comic

Around here, we’ve finally gotten above freezing (just barely) after being below zero (Fahrenheit). There’s snow on the ground and last night we got a tenth of an inch of freezing rain. So, let’s look back to a time when it was warm (summer) and kids actually went barefoot (the 1960s).

This is the Red and Rover strip from July 18, 2004.

Red and Rover, July 18, 2004

Red and Rover, July 18, 2004

The joke of the strip is totally unrelated to Red being barefoot. So what? It’s showing summertime.

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Saturday Comic

Here’s a comic from last year, August 14, 2015. It’s from Hi and Lois, written these days by the sons of the original artists.

Hi and Lois, August 14, 2015

Hi and Lois, August 14, 2015

I need to keep that excuse in mind.

PS. Did you know that Lois is the sister of Beetle Bailey?

 

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Saturday Comic

For today, we return to a very common theme that we find in comics from that era. This is from the cartoon “All in a Lifetime” by Beck, and it’s dated August 28, 1947.

All in a Lifetime, August 28, 1947

All in a Lifetime, August 28, 1947

As I’ve said before, that’s the age that kids are growing like weeds. That’s why his feet are bigger; they’d be bigger regardless of whether he’d gone barefoot all summer long. Thus, he really did save all that shoe leather. Duh.

PS. Note the visual similarity to this other “All in a Lifetime” comic from 1939. Just the complaint has changed.

 

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