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Mary McNeil

Mort brought a lot of fun to a lot of us !

Kip W

I scanned a bunch of panel cartoons from various TRUE cartoon collections, consisting of work by Walker, Hart, Cavalli, Marcus, Ketcham, Dedini, Wilson (Gahan), Berenstain, Key, Parch, O'Neal, Schaefer (Burr), Interlandi, Rodrigues, Hoest, Harris, Dumas, Porges, Anderson, Gross, and Booth, many of whom hadn't yet found the comic strips we remember them for now.

I thought it might be fun to hide the artists' names and try to guess, but I'm not at all sure if that wouldn't bring me to the attention of lawyers. Some of them might be hard to recognize, though. Walker's, for instance is sort of borderline.

Mike Peterson

If you chose, say, ten and set it up as a trivia piece, it might be fun, but I think you'd have to do it as multiple choice.

Specific to Mort Walker, Bado linked to a site that included a couple of his pre-Beetle magazine pieces, but it's a case where, if someone says, "Here's an old Mort Walker piece" you'd recognize it, but you wouldn't pick it out because you know his work from what he was doing 40 or 50 years later. (Here's that link: http://bado-badosblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/mort-walker-1923-2018.html#more)


I always had trouble getting over Beetle taking up with Miss Buxley (or vice versa, maybe). I always worried about Bunny back home.

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