Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Comic Clips

In the deep winter of '62 (and it was deep, dark and cold—a sort of mini-mini-ice age), I was in a new home, a new school, and an alien environment. Two days after we set up housekeeping, after leaving Ohio, my father left us again. I don't know if that was the plan, or not, but no one told me much of anything. My brother, six years older than me, was in high school, while I was still in elementary. My dad was gone, my mom went off to a secretarial job all day. I was a latch-key kid and was used to entertaining myself. 




Good Ol' Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz

Pogo by Walt Kelly—my first saved Pogo clipping of a long run

Li'l Abner by Al Capp

Ferd'nand by Mik

Mark Trail by Ed Dodd

2 comments:

ilovecomix said...

It's very sad to know that you tossed out 20 years worth of gold. I can tell you love newspaper comics as much as I do. Though i'm only 29, old newspaper comics are amazing compared to todays "CRAP". I got into this hobby by mistake 10 years ago and would never undo anything. If I were a wealthy person I would spend most of my money on preserving this dying pastime. -Steve Cottle / Mr ilovecomix

TIM said...

I agree with I love comix, with exception of Mutts and Zits, Comic
strips of today are badly drawn and
terribly concieved. It's a treat to
see Peanuts on the newspaper page
today. I still like to take out
my Peanuts Treasury from 1968.