Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Gasoline Alley and the Old Comic Strip Challenge 9

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 9 brought back a character that has been in the sequence before -- and I still can't identify. But I'm still researching...

Winnie Winkle changed hairstyles over the years. In the final decades of her comic strip's run Winnie sported a straight-haired pageboy cut. Scancarelli has consistently referenced the earlier depictions of characters who were drawn by difference artists over the years. Based on that assumption, I'm pretty confident that the blonde is indeed Winnie Winkle as drawn by Martin Branner, the originator.

1. Unknown

2. Jiggs - Bringing Up Father (1913-2000) by George McManus
3. Winnie Winkle- Winnie Winkle the Breadwinner (1920-1996) by Martin Branner
4. Maggie- Bringing Up Father (1913-2000) by George McManus

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