Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. SaskSledDog

    SaskSledDog said, over 2 years ago

    As a matter of fact, in the original strips Walt paced up and down in the “Grandfather’s” waiting room!

  2. flowerladytoo

    flowerladytoo said, over 2 years ago

    I’m enjoying this so much. First with Walt, and now this. I wonder what look back we will get next….I hope we do get more of these :-)

  3. MJ Emigh

    MJ Emigh said, over 2 years ago

    Two soldiers, a sailor, a nerd, and a guy who’s been though it four times already. And Walt. I dunno…..they ALL look to young to be grandfathers.

  4. MJ Emigh

    MJ Emigh said, over 2 years ago

    Too; not “to.” Sorry.

  5. George Strum

    George Strum said, over 2 years ago

    Chipper’s real name was given as Thomas Walter for both “grandfathers” .

  6. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, over 2 years ago

    Walt is doing Skeezix’s pacing for him. No doubt the hospital
    would have objected if Walt had brought his family and
    friends to await the arrival

  7. Nermal M

    Nermal M said, over 2 years ago

    LOL! Smoking in the waiting room. That’s a blast from the past. Plus all the dads are in the waiting room instead of with the mama. Some things have changed for the better. Is that Walt’s cig smoking in the ash tray?

  8. Ray Toler

    Ray Toler said, over 2 years ago

    I like Jim’s tribute to Frank King’s original drawing in his signature today.

  9. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That would make him ~91 and Uncle Walt over 118, love how long characters live in comics.

  10. John W Kennedy

    John W Kennedy GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Most comics characters don’t age; the characters in “Gasoline Alley” do (except for Rufus and Joel), though some of the fourth-generation characters, like Chipper’s twins, seem to be younger than they ought to be. It is canonical that Skeezix is 93 and that Walt is, as you say, over 118. He is also (in the strip) the last living veteran of World War I.

    An even more complex situation is in “On the Fastrack”, where, a while back, one of the characters announced on her Facebook page (the Facebook page is real) that “the artist who draws this strip” has stopped aging the characters, even though they’ll keep on aging “in real life”. It’s especially more complicated because “Safe Havens”, by the same writer/artist, has crossovers with “On the Fastrack”, and the characters in that strip are still aging.

  11. Neil Wick

    Neil Wick said, over 2 years ago

    Did any of you notice that today’s strip is signed “Scancarelli à la King”?

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