Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce for July 24, 2011
Nate says, "I think he is. I really do." Teddy says, "Freaky." Francis says, "What's freaky?" Nate says, "We think that guy over there might be dead." Francis says, "What? Oh, come on! He's probably just asleep!" Nate says, "No, Francis! Teddy and I have been watching him for an hour!" Teddy says, "He hasn't move once. I don't think he's breathing!" Francis says, "Well, shouldn't we tell a lifeguard or something?" Teddy says, "I think first we need to find out for sure if he's dead." Nate says, "I know! I'll huck a frisbee over there, and when I go get it, I'll be close enough to get a good look at the guy!" ZING! Man says, "Throw that thing near me again, and it'll be the last thing you'll ever throw." Nate says, "Not only is he alive, I think I might have seen him last week on 'America's Most Wanted'."
There isn’t a Chester’s dad character in the strip. This guy on the beach is exactly that: a guy on the beach.