Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Gasoline Alley and the Old Comic Strip Challenge 5

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 5 of the sequence has only five characters -- but it's difficult. Brenda Starr is on the far left. Although her hair color is incorrect (it should be red), the highlights in her eyes are unmistakeable.  (click on image to enlarge).

Even at this late date, I still have some unanswered questions about this one -- and the frustrating thing is that characters 2 and 5 look really familiar. But I just can't place them.

1. Brenda Starr - Brenda Starr, Girl Reporter (1940 - 2011) by Dale Messick
3. Ostrich - Krazy Kat, (1913-1944) by George Herriman
4. George Bungle - The Bungle Family  (1918 - 1945) by Harry J. Tuthill

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