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


ssss 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 Tipton 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.