Scott Adams, Mario DeMarco, Jack Lindstrom, Jim Keefe, George Herriman, and the Warner Bros. cartoon studio of Chuck Jones, Michael Maltese, Maurice Noble, Ken Harris, Ben Washam, Lloyd Vaughn, et al.
That Other Scott Adams Comic Strip
A Butler Eagle reader advocates for the return of Scott Adams. While we can’t help with that we can, with the aid of Travis McClinton and Art Lortie, show you a path to Plop – the Hairless Elbonian, a Dilbert spin-off by Scott Adams from 2001.
A 28 strip experiment that ran on the GoComics site, Adams said it didn’t last because late 2001 wasn’t “a good time to launch a comic featuring people who look like the Taliban.”
Spotlight on the Navy
Then Mike Rhode rescues Skipper in the Spotlight from Davy Jones’ Locker, a “lost” biographical panel by Mario DeMarco that was a regular feature of the Navy Times during the 1960s and ’70s.
Mario DeMarco illustrated this panel comic in Navy Times from 1961-1981, and maybe longer. These examples from the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s Historical Office’s biographical files run from 1961-1981.
This brought back pleasant memories of Mario DeMarco’s way-back-then/do-you-remember features in Good Old Days magazine, always accompanied by a full-page DeMarco illustration.
Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
Talk about a movie that works on multiple levels. Both a striking science fiction vision and a cleverly crafted comedy, Chuck Jones’ Duck Dodgers in the 24th ½ Century is rightly considered a masterpiece of animation.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year [debuting on July 25th, 1953], Duck Dodgers in the 24th ½ Century is both a send-up and celebration of science fiction…
Never Was Comic Strips
Cartoonist Jack Lindstrom had a twenty year (1984-2004) run with the business panel Executive Suite.
Flash Gordon Flashback
But it was that last panel of today’s rerun that captured my attention.
As long as we’re at Comics Kingdom…
Here’s a better look at the latest Vintage Krazy Kat: