Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Gasoline Alley and the Old Comic Strip Challenge 19

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.

Day 19 requires the reader to be up on the sequence to date, as some of the characters are barely in the panel. If you know what Maggie was wearing, she's easy to identify. And Li'l Abner's footwear is a distinctive part of his character. (click on images to enlarge)

Some of the people shown I believe are simply generic drawings -- I can't find any reference to them anywhere (although I could be wrong). Those figures aren't numbered.

1. Maggie- Bringing Up Father (1913-2000) by George McManus
2. Li'l Abner - Li'l Abner (1934-1977) by Al Capp
3 Ignatz - Krazy Kat (1913-1944) by George Herriman
4.Krazy Kat - Krazy Kat (1913-1944) by George Herriman
5. Little Jimmy - Little Jimmy (1904-1958) by Jimmy Swinnerton
6. Fearless Fosdick - Li'l Abner (1934-1977) by Al Capp

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