Our comic for today is an old Mutt and Jeff from July 27, 1956. Mutt and Jeff ran from 1907 to 1982 and was written by Al Smith.
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For our comic today I return again to The Ryatts, written by Cal Alley. While last week’s strip was from May 1, 1959, this week is from May 1, 1958.
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Cal Alley also did a barefoot strip on May 1 in 1971. There seems to be something about that date that made him think about going barefoot . . .
Today’s comic is from Mutt and Jeff, and it appeared on June 24, 1972.
I’ll sometimes get people who worry about stepping on my feet because they are bare. But somehow they don’t worry about stepping on feet wearing flip-flops or sandals, even though that would hurt the same amount.
And then there are those who think it’s funny to pretend (or otherwise) step on them.
Today’s comic again visits Red and Rover, a strip based in the 1960s when a lot of kids still went barefoot for the summer. This strip is from August 3rd of 2004. It uses another staple of going barefoot in the comics: the dreaded “stepping on a bee”.
Actually, I don’t think stepping on a bee would bother me—my soles are thick enough that I don’t think the stinger would penetrate far enough.
And for poor Red up there, by August I would think a long summer of going barefoot would have protected him, too.