Skippy by Percy Crosby

Skippy

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  1. BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:)

    BigNate+CalvinandHobbes=:) said, about 2 years ago

    be the ice cream man- I’ll pay you $1.50!!

  2. carl craig

    carl craig said, about 2 years ago

    great strip

  3. Dave Hussell

    Dave Hussell said, about 2 years ago

    Wow this does go back! The merchant who yells out his wares on the street was gone even in my childhood (in the U.S. anyway). I am familiar with it from movies, TV, and stories my grandmother used to tell me about her younger days. I think the yelling out has been replaced by posters, TV and radio ads, and now internet banner ads. Pop ups? Maybe.

  4. Stella S

    Stella S said, about 2 years ago

    Skippy, you can’t make the money if you don’t have the product to sell.

  5. Elderflower

    Elderflower said, about 2 years ago

    Ha, and we all thought home shopping was a new thing!

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, about 2 years ago

    @Stella S

    Obviously, you’ve never heard of hedge fund managers

  7. Miserichord

    Miserichord said, about 2 years ago

    @Dave Hussell

    1922 to 1945.

  8. Leghorn Foghorn

    Leghorn Foghorn said, about 2 years ago

    @Dave Hussell

    An older man walking beside his horse and wagon, going down every street yelling out what he was selling on his wagon. Boy do I remember those days well ;-)

  9. Carl

    Carl GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    When I was a kid, the last people I remember calling out their goods was the umbrella man. He’d fix your umbrella and sharpen you knives.

  10. westiewest Great-grandma

    westiewest Great-grandma said, about 2 years ago

    Brings back memories of New Orleans! Vendors with or without wagons calling out their products. And in my Illinois hometown, the scissor sharpner man with his cart that made a clinking sound as the wheel went around.

  11. InkTraveler

    InkTraveler said, almost 2 years ago

    I can’t tell you how adorable it is to see a child take off his hat to talk to a lady! Such respect.

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