Beautiful, DB, just beautiful.
Thank you for taking us with you on this journey.
A wonderful tribute indeed, Darin. We are blessed to have witnessed your beautiful testimonial to a life well lived.
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?
You make me cry every time Darrin Bell!
Well done, Darrin, well done
Great tribute Darrin!
Did you see his Grandfather drop his cane and the cane in the last frame? No one is old in heaven.
Thank you for taking us on that special journey.
Awesome arc, man.
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.
Love the detail in last panel, looks like Mr. Bell Sr.’s cane made the train-ride back with Lemont…
Thank you. Now I can picture my Dad and my Uncle happy.
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.
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.
A very nicely done tribute. A pleasure to read.
I salute a passing hero and all who loved him. Thank you, Darrin Bell, for sharing.
Bravo, a well done tribute to him. You did him proud (and still do).
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.
A great Tribute and a beautiful Ending. Thank You for sharing.
Beautiful! Your grandfather was a true hero.
Agreed. This is wonderful and touching. But why is Lemont saluting with his left hand?
Darrin Bell, I join in others’ thanks to you and admiration of your grandfather.
Oh, excellent! LOVE this!
Thank for the tribute to your grandfather and all World War II vets…..I have tears from yesterday and today too.
Likely the most original and unique cartoon currently working….
Darrin, may you thoughts of your grandfather always bring a smile to you face. Good job this week.
Absolutely beautiful Darrin.
What a loving arc. Thanks, Darrin.
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.
Ya made this tough old gryphon cry, bless ya. Beautiful tribute, Mr. Bell, thank you.
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!
[sniff] Excuse me. I think some ninjas snuck in here and are cutting up some onions behind me to make my eyes tear.
The damnest things make me cry. For some reason I’m crying.
very cool sequence.
Tears to my eyes. Such a beautiful tribute to a good man. Thank you for blessing us all through him and through your art.
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.
You deserve a Pulitzer. Absolutely!
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.
Big hug for you, Darrin Bell.
What an extraordinary family. Thank you for sharing yours with all of ours.
Well done, Mr. Bell, well done.
This should win Mr. Bell a Pulitzer Prize. Forgive me if there are typos here…I’m typing through tears.
Well done, Darrin. Bravo!
What a wonderful series. Thanks. Gave me the sniffs. What a great guy your grandfather must have been!
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.
Thank you for a lovely story. You did him proud.
Nice job on this Darrin.
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