Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gasoline Alley and the Old Comic Strip Challenge 24

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.

Days 24 we finally get the solution to the mystery (no thanks to Fosdick, of course). Although Walt's been on the scene throughout most of the sequence, Slim's only made an occasional appearance.

 And as always, it's important to pay attention to the background figures Scancarelli populates the panels with. Sometimes they're generic onlookers, and sometimes they're not...

1. Smokey Stover - Smokey Stover (1935-1973) by Bill Holman
2. Fearless Fosdick - Li'l Abner (1934-1977) by Al Capp 
3. Boob McNutt - Boob McNutt (1915 -1934) by Rube Goldberg
4. Joe Stork - Krazy Kat (1913-1944) by George Herriman
5. Unknown 

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