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Saturday Comic

Our comic for today comes from Archie. Not only was Archie a comic book, but it also had a daily newspaper strip. This one appeared on November 21 in 1973.

Archie, November 21, 1973

Archie, November 21, 1973

This is actually pretty accurate. Maybe we should all hope that bellbottoms come back into style . . .

 

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Saturday Comic

Very few of my barefoot comics are from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. The strip is supposed to be depicting hillbillies, yet the characters almost never go barefoot. Go figure.

But occasionally . . .

Here’s the strip from just last week, on January 20.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, January 20, 2016

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, January 20, 2016

Isn’t that the way to stay young?

(H/T: Brendan M.)

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Saturday Comic

Most barefooters are aware of the basic contradiction with Disney. They are vigilantly anti-barefoot when it comes to their parks. Yet, so many of their animated girls go . . . barefoot.

Here’s a great cartoon I came across that plays with that. Make sure that you click on it to see the full-size, more-detailed version.

Pocket Princesses No. 0, by Amy Mebberson

Pocket Princesses No. 0, by Amy Mebberson

[Used with permission.]

This cartoon was drawn by Amy Mebberson, who is a really talented artist. Go take a look at her page. Also go check out more of her work on her tumblr page.

 

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Saturday Comic

Earlier this week I wrote about the Utility of Toes. Well, that same day this Close to Home comic strip showed that that can be taken a bit too far.

Close to Home, January 12, 2016

Close to Home, January 12, 2016

 

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Saturday Comic

I’m going to start out the new year with what is probably my oldest barefoot cartoon. It’s not a funny-ha-ha cartoon, or even specifically focused on going barefoot. It’s from a campaign from June of 1920 to get kids in the District of Columbia outdoors more to get fresh air and to use the City Parks.

Pied Piper of the Potomac, June 26, 1920

Pied Piper of the Potomac, June 26, 1920

The cartoonist is Clifford Berryman, who was mainly a political cartoonist. His “Pied Piper” is one of his regular characters, Mr. DC.

What I like is the presumption that of course kids will go barefoot to have a picnic in a park (and that they will walk barefoot along the streets to get there).

 

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Saturday Comic

This comic appeared last year on January 7, 2015. It’s from the strip The Buckets, and is drawn by Greg Cravens, who took over the strip from its creator, Scott Stantis.

The Buckets, January 7, 2015

The Buckets, January 7, 2015

If you go barefoot all the time you can still feel these sorts of things. It just doesn’t hurt.

 

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Saturday Comic

Here’s a depressing little comic. But those from Ziggy often are. It appeared on August 11, 2005.

Ziggy, August 11, 2005

Ziggy, August 11, 2005

Why should a machine care what somebody might have on their feet before they can buy something?

But for that matter, why should store employees (or librarians) care, either?

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