Another serial comic is changing hands. Long-time Mark Trail cartoonist Jack Elrod is retiring and his assistant James Allen is taking over. The strip has been primarily guided by its creator Ed Dodd and Jack, but a lot of cartoonists have had a hand in the strip over the years including the great Jack Davis was the inker on the strip for one summer in the 1940s.
The Gainsville Times has an article about Jack’s history with the strip. The official handoff is March 31 – two days after Jack’s 90th birthday.