Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. Roger4336

    Roger4336 said, almost 2 years ago

    To repeat and update a comment from late yesterday:

    Jeff Millar died of cancer on November 30, age 70. He wrote the strip, and Bill Hinds illustrated it. Now Hinds will take both roles. The strip has been going since 1974.

  2. sarah413

    sarah413 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Love doth make fools of us all.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    I love it ! A Defcon 1 Alert ? Bill, you gave me my first real laugh of the day.

  4. timbob2313

    timbob2313 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I have a collection of the Tank strips in a book I bought in the early 80s covering most of the strips from the begining, back when Tank was just getting started as a sports reporter. I first discovered the strip in the 80s when my then local newpaper started carrying it.
    It has been very good for more than 30 years, I hope that Bill Hinds keeps up the high quality

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    @timbob2313

    Back then, my local newspaper carried Tank in the sports section. Some days, that was the best thing in there !

  6. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Linguist

    Especially if you were from Atlanta.
    .
    Atlanta sportscaster Harmon Wages could have been the prototype for Tank…
    .
    …except Tank never dated a future network anchor (Deborah Norville) nor lost his job after busted for cocaine possession…
    .

  7. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, almost 2 years ago

    @Roger4336

    I re-read yesterday’s posts, and I didn’t see anything announcing that Bill would pick up the writing chores. Did I miss something?

  8. Roger4336

    Roger4336 said, almost 2 years ago

    @BobBlumenfeld

    That was the “update” mentioned. I saw it on Wikipedia, but that is not a guarantee of authenticity.

  9. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, almost 2 years ago

    @Roger4336

    Quite frankly, most people who use Wikipedia wouldn’t know authenticity if they stepped in it.

  10. rvonluchen

    rvonluchen said, almost 2 years ago

    I googled Jeff Millar obituary. Here is supposed to be a link to the Washington Post obit.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/jeff-millar-creator-of-tank-mcnamara-comic-strip-dies-at-70/2012/12/10/a42efeec-42f2-11e2-8061-253bccfc7532_story.html

  11. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Here’s a nice story about Jeff: http://tinyurl.com/JM-comic-riffs

    I’ve been writing the strip for a couple of months now.

    It’s amazing to me how long Jeff was able to write funny stuff while feeling so bad.

  12. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I guess I should be clear. The daily strips I’ve written began appearing the second week in October. And the first Sunday appeared Nov 4.
    I’m trying to stay true to Jeff’s sense of humor.

  13. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    And you’re doing a great job ! Hang in there Bill. While it may seem difficult to stay true to Jeff’s sense of humor, you have made the transition seamlessly .
    As I said earlier, you gave me my first real laugh out loud of the day.
    May you and Tank continue for many more years providing those laughs and insights.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @timbob2313

    I have always thought that Tank was the most underrated strip around.
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    One of my favorite sunday strips was one of a huge motor home where deer hunters could shoot deer with guns pre-aimed at a baited trap without missing a play of a satellite broadcast football game.

  15. 132bpm

    132bpm said, almost 2 years ago

    Sorry for the loss of Jeff Millar. His family , friends and readers will surely miss him.
    I am sure that he went knowing that Tank will be in good hands with Bill Hinds writing and illustrating.

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