A Magic Guy -
My wonderful wife, who passed two months ago, was the only person who I ever heard use the word “shirty.” She was a Brit, of course.
Absolutely! Every panel tells a story, and that last one seriously twists imagination and reality into great art.
Well, mine worked for a LITTLE while, at least.
Doesn’t quite look like his thumb.
I guess I’ll check it out one of these days. Unfortunately, that probably means researching the beginnings!
I still love GA through the Frank King years and some of the way into turning over the reins. And now it’s one of the worst things out there. I’ve heard that about Ally Oop, too, but I never read the original.
Only the guy who wrote the song, Tom Paxton.
Ah, “The Wonderful Toy.” It goes zip when it moves and bop when it stops and wrrrrr when it stands still. I never knew just what it was and I guess I never will.
I haven’t read enough to get to that point, but I do have to wonder what the Cicero character was all about. In one storyline, he was his father’s attorney in some court case. I’m assuming it was some political statement. Or, maybe fantasy, since Mutt was still an inmate at the bughouse at the time. The other three inmates vanished at some point, leaving Mutt to star in the strip with occasional appearances by Little Jefferies. On 4/1/08, Taft is mentioned without the rhyming thing. Sounds like a technique wholly picked up by MAD magazine a few decades later. I wonder if Bud Fisher moved to upstate NY, considering the stories of Mutt in Saratoga (my hometown). I’m too lazy to research it, but I know there’s a connection to the northeast by way of the Brookstone company, which still sells interesting products despite having closed their stores.
Yes, I remember reading some of those maybe 10 years ago, so they must be in print somewhere. I do enjoy reading old newspaper strips, although I don’t often get the jokes. Well, I get more than a young person today would, at least. I’m mostly a “Gasoline Alley” nut. It’s a shame what it has become in recent years.