Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

    Nice to see you, Walt!

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 2 years ago

    Finally! A day without Rufus and Joe in the strip.

  3. retropop

    retropop said, over 2 years ago

    Walt need to retire to the home – his continued existance is impossible in a strip where characters age.

  4. Mineola

    Mineola said, over 2 years ago

    A breath of fresh air! I can now discard the oxygen mask.

  5. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, over 2 years ago

    Hope the party at the Old Comics Home lasts for a couple of weeks at least!

  6. davidf42

    davidf42 said, over 2 years ago

    I hope Walt moves into the home. That way we’ll be spared the pain of having to endure his death, like we did with Phyllis. The cartoonist can have the family visit him any time. And, through the magic of cartooning, he can even be different ages when we see him.

  7. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 2 years ago

    I know that postman…

  8. elgancho38

    elgancho38 said, over 2 years ago

    Praise the Lord! a new arc. It is good to see Walt. Don’t know if Walt could move to the Old Comics’ Home. He’s still in an active strip.

  9. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    Is that Jim as the mailman?

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    I like Joel and Rufus, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

  11. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 2 years ago

    I think this will prove to be Walt’s permanent move to the Old Comics Home.

  12. post399

    post399 said, over 2 years ago

    I made the following suggestion before, but think it bears repeating now:
    Since GA (unlike others such as Blondie) runs on real time, I am sure you are concerned with how long you can keep some – Uncle Walt, to be specific – in the strip. About a year back I made a simple – keeping in mind this is a comic, not reality – suggestion. You have already introduced the Old Cartoon Characters Retirement Home. (It is/was great to see, again, some memorable faces!) Without specifically recognizing Walt’s death, just let him move into the Retirement Home. From there you can develop (to the extent permitted by various copy rights) story lines with other residents. Set up the front porch as some sort of ‘in-between place.’ Walt can come out on the porch and visit other regular GA characters. In turn, he cannot come any further nor can they enter the Home. Jim, these are just a few thoughts from one long time fan. I am confident you can work this so GA will continue indefinitely.

  13. Mineola

    Mineola said, over 2 years ago

    @post399

    Or go the Lynn Johnson route and retro activate the strip from 30 years ago and don’t allow the characters to age.

  14. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Postmen like this make me wonder where our grandaughter’s mail went…with a $20 bill inside her birthday card .

  15. dook

    dook said, over 2 years ago

    If the mailman does not read the mail, how does he know about the dinner party? Looks to me that the envelope is sealed (last frame) so it is not a postcard.

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