Patrick M. Reynolds’ Autobiographical Flashbacks

Patrick M. Reynolds ended his Flashbacks comic strip last month after 31 years of recounting the story of the United States in comic strip form. The last five installment were autobiographical, showing his participation in American history.

August 28, 2022

September 4, 2022

September 11, 2022

September 18, 2022

September 25, 2022

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A couple Washington Post letter writers expressed their appreciation to Patrick.

Reading Patrick M. Reynolds’s last “Flashbacks” panel on Sept. 25 elicited a sense of loss. I enjoyed his visual storytelling for years, and my emotions were clearly acknowledging the long-term value he brought to my life…

I thank Reynolds for adding interest, quality and a reminder to our lives that history can be a teacher.

Mark Koenig, Bethesda


For the past 30 years, I have enjoyed Patrick M. Reynolds’s cartoon strip “Flashbacks,” which provided great historical insights to the story of D.C., and its people. I was sad to hear he will now retire; he will be missed by loyal readers, including me.

I was especially touched by his last strip about the Baby Lift from Vietnam in 1975. Like Reynolds, my wife and I went to New York to pick up our adopted child from the Baby Lift. His strip brought back warm memories.

I thank Reynolds and The Post for supporting his work.

Norman Hicks, Falls Church

And we here at The Daily Cartoonist also wish to thank Patrick for his role as
historian/teacher/cartoonist and for his service to the United States and humanity.


Mike Rhode