While distracted for a large part of the weekend, the comic strips weren’t completely ignored.
Will it go or will it stay?
It being Saturday there was no use trying to get hold of a syndicate rep, and Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich have very little online presence – contact addresses were impossible to find. So Monday would tell the tale: would the strip end? would a creator signature drop off the panel? (While Gary is still a couple years from applying for full Social Security benefits, Lance will be turning 78 in five weeks.)
Today came and all remains the same. So it was a head fake.
Just so my research time won’t be a complete waste … the first Real Life Adventures from March 24, 1991:
The Magician and The Hooligan and The Cartoonist
Friday honored the 100th anniversary of the birth of cartoonist Jack Berrill in Gil Thorp:
In the News
New Play Starts in The Thimble Theatre, and while you were at the refreshment stand
“Behold, The Hallo-Queen!” starring The Sea Hag begins a multipart story in the Sunday Popeye.
Don’t miss it! And don’t miss the latest episode of Vintage Jungle Jim:
Bad Idea, Good Idea
Uh-oh. This may be the end of the world as we know it as Wallace the Brave once again prepares to set in motion forces beyond his control. It is also beyond our control so we’ll just take some advice from Rose is Rose.