Flashbacks by Patrick M. Reynolds to End Soon

After 31 years Flashbacks cartoonist-educator-historian Patrick M. Reynolds
will end the enlightening Sunday comic strip at the end of September 2022.

The last five strips will be autobiographical.

© Patrick M. Reynolds


Mike Rhode


Everyone knows the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. But how many people recognize the name Harry Hawk? Hawk was an actor on stage when Lincoln was shot.

The name might be familiar to readers of “Flashbacks” — the historical comic strip by Willow Street-based author and illustrator Patrick Reynolds.

Reynolds, 79, has been writing, illustrating and publishing historical comics for 44 years. He’s published 40 books. His current strip, “Flashbacks,” has been running in The Washington Post for almost 30 years and has been syndicated in other newspapers.

Lancaster Online (LNP) profiles Patrick M. Reynolds from today February 2020.

3 thoughts on “Flashbacks by Patrick M. Reynolds to End Soon

  1. 80 year old retired Marine here. I was in Vietnam before, during and after him. I just want to wish him well in his retirement, although I doubt if he is retiring completely. I have enjoyed his Flashbacks for many years and will miss his strip and commentary. We all respected and loved our spotters in ‘Nam. Their contributions were endless.
    Dave McWatters, Ashburn, Va, USMC Retired Mustang

  2. I have been reading and enjoying “Flashbacks” for decades. In doing so I always learned something new about a topic. I will miss reading it each week. I wish Mr. Reynolds a good retirement and thank him for his military service as well.

  3. Mr. Reynolds, thank you for all the years of “edutainment” you have provided through your “Flashbacks” comic strip. As you know, there is no other strip remotely like it; its presence will be sorely missed come October. May your retirement be long, healthy, and enjoyable.

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