For he’s a jolly good fellow…..
Join the crowd, l lot of cartoonists are retiring.
At least he wasn’t rubbed out. Best wishes for a well drawn out retirement.
Will Gary spend retirement in a storyboarding house?
Peace and health to you Gary!
So long and thanks for all the laughs…
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.
I like the headline of the newspaper in the second panel! “Our #1 Plugger”.
keep on pluggin’…
I hope that he has a good nest-egg set up for his retirement.
“Plugger” is another former Jeff MacNelly strip that Mr. Boskin worked on.
Good luck to you Gary.
Happy retirement, Gary.
Thank you, Gary, for all the hard work. Enjoy your earned retirement
The best of health and good luck to you and your family .
Seriously? ANOTHER one of my comics is going away?!?!?!?
Enjoy your retirement, Gary! No deadlines, no pressure . . .
Flying the coop from two comics today. Thanks Gary.
ALWAYS "TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED " GARY, ‘MAY THE SON ALWAYS SHINE IN YOUR EYES’ .
Hopefully Susie will take over. Anyway, enjoy your retirement. I enjoy mine.
A shoe-in for Cartoonist of the Year.
And I plan to spend retirement writing
Strange days to retire to, but best wishes and enjoy a well earned retirement.
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.
Just wondering who is Jeff?Happy retirement Gary! Enjoy!
Thanks for the laughs, Gary. Enjoy retirement!
Happy trails, Gary.
Best of wishes Gary! We have sure enjoyed your talent!
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.
Thanks for so many years of enjoyment, Gary.
All the best, Gary
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.
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!!!
LLAP, Gary B!
And thanks for continuing this strip… Happy retirement, Gary.
Enjoy retired life!
Well done, Gary. Have a good retirement. You’ve earned it.
Without Shoe, hopping to another strip will be punishing! Goodbye, Gary!
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.
Hope someone takes over… Shoe is one of my favorites.
Gary- Jeff would be very pleased! Thanks for all the great gags and wonderful drawings! Enjoy whatever comes next!
Thank you (and Susan!) so much for the virtually seamless transition from the work of the Master.
I hope his replacement does better than the replacement on Nancy…
One of my favorites… Reruns still in?
Thank you Gary!
Thank you Gary…have always loved “Shoe” and “Pluggers” enjoy your retirement
Thank you Gary.
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.
….will there be more to come?
aww come on. so many comics have been eliminated over this past week and now Shoe may be retiring? say it ain’t so!
I doubt these comics are “going away” it is just a retirement of one the team. I’m sure the team can handle it.
Love your work Gary. Wanted: Cartoonist partner. Apply to Susie MacNelly.
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.
Take care, and best of luck to you!
Nope. Ben Lansing takes over the strip on Monday.https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2020/08/22/shoe-bids-farewell-to-plugger-gary-brookins/
Will the strip go away? If it does, where am I going to steal good bad jokes?
This is so sad, I cannot believe it, no, no, nooooooooooooo!
They’re dropping like flies!