Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly for August 22, 2020

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    dadthedawg  almost 2 years ago

    For he’s a jolly good fellow…..

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    LastRoseOfSummer 1 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Join the crowd, l lot of cartoonists are retiring.

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    Superfrog  almost 2 years ago

    At least he wasn’t rubbed out. Best wishes for a well drawn out retirement.

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    Guilty Bystander  almost 2 years ago

    Will Gary spend retirement in a storyboarding house?

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    jollyjack  almost 2 years ago

    Peace and health to you Gary!

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    So long and thanks for all the laughs…

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    KenTheCoffinDweller  almost 2 years ago

    So another one is pulling the plug. Hopefully it is not for health related reasons. For age, or desire to do something else are acceptable, however.

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    I Mad Am I  almost 2 years ago

    I like the headline of the newspaper in the second panel! “Our #1 Plugger”.

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    gopher gofer  almost 2 years ago

    keep on pluggin’…

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    littlejohn Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I hope that he has a good nest-egg set up for his retirement.

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    desvarzil  almost 2 years ago

    “Plugger” is another former Jeff MacNelly strip that Mr. Boskin worked on.

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    rudym300  almost 2 years ago

    Good luck to you Gary.

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    rshive  almost 2 years ago

    Happy retirement, Gary.

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    ehol Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Thank you, Gary, for all the hard work. Enjoy your earned retirement

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    ERBEN2  almost 2 years ago

    The best of health and good luck to you and your family .

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    bookworm0812  almost 2 years ago

    Seriously? ANOTHER one of my comics is going away?!?!?!?

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    1953Baby  almost 2 years ago

    Enjoy your retirement, Gary! No deadlines, no pressure . . .

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    Jeffin Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Flying the coop from two comics today. Thanks Gary.

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    cornford.t  almost 2 years ago

    Hopefully Susie will take over. Anyway, enjoy your retirement. I enjoy mine.

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    Kalkkuna  almost 2 years ago

    A shoe-in for Cartoonist of the Year.

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    DavidErman  almost 2 years ago

    And I plan to spend retirement writing

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    chmsam  almost 2 years ago

    Strange days to retire to, but best wishes and enjoy a well earned retirement.

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    Meg the Knife  almost 2 years ago

    I’m glad he’s retiring and not going to the pen. I’ve enjoyed Shoe for a long time, and was pleasantly surprised that the last transition was seamless.

    Thank you, Gary, for sharing your talent and insight with us. You made my world a happier place.

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    fredroc42  almost 2 years ago

    Just wondering who is Jeff?Happy retirement Gary! Enjoy!

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    The Anderson  almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for the laughs, Gary. Enjoy retirement!

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    foggyrobs2 Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Happy trails, Gary.

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    Charlene Martin  almost 2 years ago

    Best of wishes Gary! We have sure enjoyed your talent!

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    P51Strega  almost 2 years ago

    And so the other shoe drops. I hope your retirement has as much joy and laughter as you’ve delivered to your fans. You’ll be missed.

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    mourdac Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Thanks for so many years of enjoyment, Gary.

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    David Wrobel Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    All the best, Gary

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    JudyHendrickson  almost 2 years ago


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    Linguist  almost 2 years ago

    Thanks, Gary, for all the years of laughter your cartoons provided and for carrying on with Jeff’s flock of feathered characters.

    Enjoy your well-earned retirement.

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    Bruce1253  almost 2 years ago

    Stone Soup, Pluggers, Shoe, a lot of talent moving on. The nice thing about retirement that I have found is that if its not fun, you don’t have to do it!!!

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    Michael G.  almost 2 years ago

    LLAP, Gary B!

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    Rose Madder Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    And thanks for continuing this strip… Happy retirement, Gary.

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Thank you

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    lbhorton  almost 2 years ago

    Enjoy retired life!

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    tripwire45  almost 2 years ago

    Well done, Gary. Have a good retirement. You’ve earned it.

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    t_win27  almost 2 years ago

    Without Shoe, hopping to another strip will be punishing! Goodbye, Gary!

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    RichardLaird  almost 2 years ago

    In that same post Gary also said he was passing Shoe on to Ben Lansing:

    Ben Lansing, a talented cartoonist, illustrator, web designer (and Richmonder) will continue art production on “Shoe.” Ben has actually been working with us on the strip for five years, initially doing color, but a couple years ago he began producing most of the daily strips, and I did the Sundays. He’s now doing most of the Sunday strips, as well, and he’ll also take over completely in August.

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    Ukko wilko  almost 2 years ago

    Hope someone takes over… Shoe is one of my favorites.

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    William D Whitehead Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Gary- Jeff would be very pleased! Thanks for all the great gags and wonderful drawings! Enjoy whatever comes next!

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    prrdh  almost 2 years ago

    Thank you (and Susan!) so much for the virtually seamless transition from the work of the Master.

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    paranormal  almost 2 years ago

    I hope his replacement does better than the replacement on Nancy…

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    kaboobs  almost 2 years ago

    One of my favorites… Reruns still in?

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    listmom  almost 2 years ago

    Thank you Gary!

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    William Ellwin Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Thank you Gary…have always loved “Shoe” and “Pluggers” enjoy your retirement

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    Homerville Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Thank you Gary.

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    Billy Yank  almost 2 years ago

    I am happy to see there is a line of succession in place for Shoe. I would not want to miss the Senator from East Virginia’s antics during the campaign season.

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    tee929  almost 2 years ago

    ….will there be more to come?

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    j.l.farmer  almost 2 years ago

    aww come on. so many comics have been eliminated over this past week and now Shoe may be retiring? say it ain’t so!

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    scshot Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    I doubt these comics are “going away” it is just a retirement of one the team. I’m sure the team can handle it.

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    Michael McKown Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Love your work Gary. Wanted: Cartoonist partner. Apply to Susie MacNelly.

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    fix-n-fly  almost 2 years ago

    Sorry to see you leaving Gary. I’ve only been following for a few years but it is a great comic. Happy trails. Maybe you’ll run across Jan Elliot of Stone Soup or Norm Feuti of Retail in your retirement.

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    Dawn Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Take care, and best of luck to you!

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    Dann.Lennard Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    Nope. Ben Lansing takes over the strip on Monday.

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    Fuzzy Kombu  almost 2 years ago

    Will the strip go away? If it does, where am I going to steal good bad jokes?

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    beautifulyoli Premium Member almost 2 years ago

    This is so sad, I cannot believe it, no, no, nooooooooooooo!

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    Kirk Barnes Premium Member over 1 year ago

    They’re dropping like flies!

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