Well, to answer your question, the character depicted by Roy is Hagar the Horrible’ s sidekick/right-hand man. His name is Lucky Eddy in the comics. He has no accent, in the written or expressed word in the comics. Lucky Eddy does appear to be wearing a stylized funnel and not a helmet in the comics. Here is a page with most of the main characters.
Eddy will be the 7th listed, just under Hagar’s pet duck, Kvack.
Dik Browne was the cartoonist. He also created Hi and Lois with his pal Mort Walker (who also created Beetle Baily). Lois is the sister of Private Carl James “Beetle” Baily, and Hi of course is his brother in law. After Dik Browne’s passing, one of his sons (Chance) took over his part of the strip. Mort Walker wrote the strip, and Dik Browne, and then Chance illustrated it.
If you look carefully at Lois, you will also notice that she bears a striking resemblance to Miss Buxley – General Halftrack’s civilian secretary, and Beetle’s girlfriend, just a few years younger. Both Hagar and Beetle Baily are comic strips from the silver age of newspaper comics.
Oh, the Beetle Baily strip was also known for having the longest string where the original cartoonist (Mort Walker) did the strip, having done the strip from 1950 until his passing in 2018. (68 years). Today the strip is handled by Mort Walker’s children and produced by Chris Browne, Dik Browne’s other son. In syndication, this strip was in 180 daily newspapers in 50 countries and was read by over 200 Million people – DAILY.
Here’s hoping someday BeaR and Mr. H will be the equivalent of this.
The person who came up with it was Stan Weston, he sold the concept to Hasbro for $100K in 1963.
Donald Levine was the marketing man at Hasbro who bought it for $100K – he was looking to develop a means of selling dolls to boys, because the toys with the highest profit margins on them were the Barbie line for girls.
There were prototypes for different Military groups. Rocky was a prototype for the marines or infantry soldiers; Skip was the prototype for sailors and the Navy, and Ace was the prototype for the Air Force or Pilots.
Later, Donald Levine condensed the names down to GI Joes, because his father who spent WW II in the Pacific Campaign told him that was what the locals called all the US troops.
IF you manage to find a prototype Rocky figure, the most recent one that came on the market sold in 2003 for over $200K – more than twice what Stan Weston sold the concept to Hasbro for. (He also built all the prototypes)
Rocky, the movie came out in 1976 – one commenter thought this was related. Sylvester Stallone wrote the screenplay, starred in it, and it earned the best picture Oscar that year, but no connections to the GI Joe line.
Here, what Tyr did, that is called lawyer’ing up. Weaselectomies are sort of lawyer’ing down. (Or running out of funds for said lawyers, they tend to dismiss themselves at that point)
No dead votes since the 1930’s in Chicago, but a lot of BRAIN DEAD votes on both sides of the spectrum.
Glad you’re not one of them.
Well, there is ONE thing we learned from all of this. With the possibility of a throw in the blankets with Sedine, and roadblocks in his way, Sam will become his Father….so if his mother became more like Sedine, would his dad mellow the heck out!?
Inquiring minds hope to find out at Christmas….with all in good sight. Take care or yourselves, you’ve earned this rest. Here is wishing you come back stronger.
Oh, and AWESOME Gabby pic…she’s a cute little warbler. Oh I’d keep her out of the whipping cream…you don’t know where it’s been.
The saving grace here is that when caught, they admit their mistakes and move on. The Orange one just blames somebody or something else and grifts again.
Well, reverse it, and just sack her village and be done with her.
Prefer dogs. They can detect replicants, terminators. Cyberdine Systems including T=600, T-700, T-800 T-850, T-1000 and Model 101 series. Oh, cats may detect them too, but they are not going to warn anybody!
50 years ago, our neighbor kept coming by to talk to my Dad. She was a widower, and my mother had just gone into the hospital. This neighbor would show off her clothes to my dad and ask him what he thought of her outfits. After 2 days of this boor, she came over, wearing a tight skirt and asked him if she lthis dress made her look fat.
My dad said, “NO, of course not!” and she beamed and smiled like the Cheshire cat.
Then completely tired of this, my dad deadpanned, “Your fat a** makes that Dress look bad, though! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I will go pick up my wife.”