Mort Walker - September 3, 2014

Happy 91st Birthday to Mort Walker! The creator of "Beetle Bailey" and "Hi and Lois" published his first comic at the age of 11 and sold his first at the age of 12. 

TODAY'S TRIVIA

The character of Beetle Bailey began as a laid-back college student in a one-panel series for the Saturday Evening Post before he eventually joined the army and the series became a strip in 1950. What was the cartoon--and the character--named? 

a) Goober

b) Slacker

c) Spider

d) Dog

ANSWER BELOW!

TODAY'S STRIPS

Perpetual goof-off Private Bailey is always raising the ire of Sargeant Snorkel. 

"Hi and Lois", created in 1954, is about a suburban family named the Flagstons. It's a spin-off of "Beetle Bailey"--Lois is Beetle's sister!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.
~Mort Walker

TRIVIA ANSWER

c) Spider