Saturday, September 4, 2010

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Beetle Bailey Turned Sixty!

  • Saturday, September 4, 2010
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  • On this Sept. 4th, Beetle Bailey, one of the most loved comic strip characters and my idol turned sixty. The brainchild of cartoon artist Mort Walker, was first published on Sept. 4th , 1950. The story is set in a fictional US army camp 'Swampy' where Beetle joined after he left his college and got enrolled with the Army during the Korean War. In these sixty years, Beetle had not for once been in a war.
    King Features, the syndicating service for Beetle Bailey is celebrating the 60 years of Beetle Bailey by running Sunday cartoons that feature Beetle in re-enactment of various events of US military history like end of World War-II, crossing of Delaware with George Washington. About Beetle, Walker says - "He is still pretty much lazy. . . He represents the little man in all of us". And this is so true. . Don't we just love this lazy fellow!!

    2 Responses to “Beetle Bailey Turned Sixty!”

    dialoguewithyou said...
    September 5, 2010 at 2:55 AM

    Beetle Bailey is amongst my fav too :)
    Wishing BB many more glorious years in future :D :D

    Cheers!!


    Swaram said...
    September 29, 2010 at 12:59 AM

    Here's to many more glorious yrs of BB :)

    He represents the little man in all of us - thatz a gud one :)


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