Otto – Part Three

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Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 20, 1959.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 20, 1959.

In this vintage Sunday page from 1959, Sarge’s dog Otto has a starring role. Mort Walker loves to feature visual humor in Beetle Bailey and Otto’s determined car chasing provides some great action scenes. Otto was still wearing a basic dog shirt with sergeant stripes at this point in his development.

In the next post we will show how Otto changed his apparel and persona in the 1960s.

– Brian Walker

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3 thoughts on “Otto – Part Three

  1. I was outraged and very disappointed that you would use the ugly, nasty ageist slur word “Geezer” in your strip today. I wonde, would you use the word “Gre-ser” when referring to a Hispanic? I highly doubt it! Why would you use an ageist slur like “Geezer”? It is NOT funny. I am not going to read your strip any more after seeing this. Your would not make racist or sexist slurs in your comics; why are you stooping to the use of ageist terms? Shame on you! If you dont want to lose a whole generation of readers, you need to watch your ageist language!

  2. I enjoyed the “Geezer” strip enough to send it to kids and grandkids and have clipped the strip from today’s paper for my doctor at my appointment next week.

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