Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gasoline Alley and the Old Comic Strip Challenge - 3

In a sequence that began on April 9, 2013, Gasoline Alley centenarian Walt Wallet receives an invitation to the Old Comics Home dinner. Walt has reminisced before about his fellow characters from discontinued comic strips. And since Gasoline Alley began in 1918, there are quite a few of his contemporaries who have been retired.(Read the whole series here)

Day 3 of the sequence shows Jim Scancarelli knows quite a lot about vintage comic strip characters. Using supporting characters rather than the stars of the strips makes it even more challenging. (click on images to enlarge)

It took some digging, but I was able to puzzle out all but one of the characters.

1. Hotshot Charlie - Terry and the Pirates by Milton Caniff
2. Mutt - Mutt and Jeff (1907 - 1982) by Bud Fischer
3. Smitty - Smitty  (1922 - 1973) by Walter Berndt
4. Moon Mullins - Moon Mullins (1923-1991) by Frank Willard
5. Annie & Sandy  - Little Orphan Annie (1924-2010) by Harold Grey
6. Sweeney - Sweeney and Son (1933-1959) by Al Posen
8. Fat Stuff - The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1933-1973) by Zack Mosely
9. Shadow Smart - Harold Teen (1919-1959) Carl Ed

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