Candorville by Darrin Bell for May 18, 2013

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    McSpook  about 9 years ago

    Beautiful, DB, just beautiful.

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    3pibgorn9  about 9 years ago

    Beautiful, indeed.

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    Frodo59  about 9 years ago

    Thank you for taking us with you on this journey.

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    TheSkulker  about 9 years ago

    A wonderful tribute indeed, Darin. We are blessed to have witnessed your beautiful testimonial to a life well lived.

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    cdward  about 9 years ago

    It is a great tribute… With one quibble. I realize he’s gone back to a younger, more vigorous form of himself, and bravo for that. But, is he in uniform because the war years were his happiest?

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    Robin Santa-Teresa Premium Member about 9 years ago

    You make me cry every time Darrin Bell!

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    MelvinLott  about 9 years ago

    Well done, Darrin, well done

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    flyankee  about 9 years ago

    Great tribute Darrin!

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    Dennis1944  about 9 years ago

    Did you see his Grandfather drop his cane and the cane in the last frame? No one is old in heaven.

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    ForeverAllstar  about 9 years ago

    Thank you for taking us on that special journey.

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    rmacprivate  about 9 years ago

    Awesome arc, man.

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    thezar  about 9 years ago

    Considering that I’m an old white guy with no known fighting men in my ancestors, I was quite taken (read crying) by the series.Thank you so much.

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    MantaRay  about 9 years ago

    Love the detail in last panel, looks like Mr. Bell Sr.’s cane made the train-ride back with Lemont…

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    jklwaddle  about 9 years ago

    Thank you. Now I can picture my Dad and my Uncle happy.

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    sarah413 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    An exemplary tribute to a MAN who lead an extraordinary life. We are so grateful that you shared your joy and pain with us. God speed, Emmet Roscoe Bell, Sr.

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    Luke Chilone  about 9 years ago

    Been reading Candorville for a long time (and will continue as long as it’s written). Today I realized why – the artist is an extraordinary human being. I await your daily visits Mr Bell and my thoughts are with you.

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    Michael Haberman Premium Member about 9 years ago

    A very nicely done tribute. A pleasure to read.

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    wolfe526 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I salute a passing hero and all who loved him. Thank you, Darrin Bell, for sharing.

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    Sportymonk  about 9 years ago

    Bravo, a well done tribute to him. You did him proud (and still do).

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    lynne_dean74 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I love your “train” strips. This was a wonderful tribute to your grandfather. Having the talent to do something unique and touching like this for a loved one must be very satisfying.

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    jcr2001 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    A great Tribute and a beautiful Ending. Thank You for sharing.

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    1148559  about 9 years ago

    Beautiful! Your grandfather was a true hero.

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    junemmoffatt  about 9 years ago

    Agreed. This is wonderful and touching. But why is Lemont saluting with his left hand?

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    Gokie5  about 9 years ago

    Darrin Bell, I join in others’ thanks to you and admiration of your grandfather.

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    knitkitty  about 9 years ago

    Oh, excellent! LOVE this!

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    cactusjack99 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Very nice!

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    victoriabankston  about 9 years ago

    Thank for the tribute to your grandfather and all World War II vets…..I have tears from yesterday and today too.

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    Dr Lou Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Likely the most original and unique cartoon currently working….

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    CORetired06  about 9 years ago

    Darrin, may you thoughts of your grandfather always bring a smile to you face. Good job this week.

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    Jkiss  about 9 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Darrin.

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    rekam Premium Member about 9 years ago

    What a loving arc. Thanks, Darrin.

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    chireef  about 9 years ago

    leaving the cane by the bed priceless. this is a mark of true genius. anyone who complains about this strip in the future should be directed back to this and similar strips as to why this comic (and Darin Bell) are well worth the space in any newspaper and of course here at Gocomics.

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    RevvieQuar  about 9 years ago

    Ya made this tough old gryphon cry, bless ya. Beautiful tribute, Mr. Bell, thank you.

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    grbond Premium Member about 9 years ago

    What a wonderful way to remember your grandfather – in his memory, thanks for his service – our country has been blessed to have men like thatfight for her – and you were blessed to have him in your life too! Thank you for this wonderful remembrance!

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    Nicholas Theodorakis  about 9 years ago

    [sniff] Excuse me. I think some ninjas snuck in here and are cutting up some onions behind me to make my eyes tear.

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    sue hurley Premium Member about 9 years ago

    The damnest things make me cry. For some reason I’m crying.

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    A David Mundt  about 9 years ago

    very cool sequence.

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    amaryllis2 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful tribute to a good man. Thank you for blessing us all through him and through your art.

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    ruffianspamson  about 9 years ago

    A beautiful tribute to an obviously well-loved grandfather. May we all be loved so much and remembered so well when our time rolls around.

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    Janet Stevenson  about 9 years ago

    You deserve a Pulitzer. Absolutely!

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    jerry6665  about 9 years ago

    amazing how 4 little pictures and a loving grandson can touch such a wide audience. thank you for those images; your granddad was lucky to have such a grandson.

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    Michael McKown Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Big hug for you, Darrin Bell.

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    dwdaniel  about 9 years ago

    What an extraordinary family. Thank you for sharing yours with all of ours.

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    K M  about 9 years ago

    Well done, Mr. Bell, well done.

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    Greatdane  about 9 years ago

    This should win Mr. Bell a Pulitzer Prize. Forgive me if there are typos here…I’m typing through tears.

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    nj23nut  about 9 years ago

    Well done, Darrin. Bravo!

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    odp Premium Member about 9 years ago

    What a wonderful series. Thanks. Gave me the sniffs. What a great guy your grandfather must have been!

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    RabbitHole  about 9 years ago

    Having served in the Navy myself, I know what it was like for men like your grandfather. He and others like him helped to pave the way for those that followed so they could serve their country without the same struggles that he most likely endured. He should be extremely appreciated by those who serve now with the opportunities that men like him opened for those who followed.

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    lakeladyluck80  about 9 years ago

    Thank you for a lovely story. You did him proud.

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    MyTBaron Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Nice job on this Darrin.

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