Timeline – 2004 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, October 10, 2004.

In 2004, when the Sunday page above was published, there were over 20,000 American troops in Afghanistan and more than 100,000 military personal in Iraq.  Those numbers increased to 166,000 in Iraq by 2007 and 100,000 in Afghanistan by 2010.

Timeline – 2004 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, July 25, 2004.

The Sunday page above features one of the most popular characters in the Beetle Bailey cast, the lovely Miss Buxley.  Although we have eliminated the sexist gags with General Halftrack and his secretary, she still appears regularly in the strip.  In recent years, Buxley and Beetle have developed a special relationship.

Timeline – 2004 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, September 12, 2004.

This is yet another Sunday page featuring Sarge’s nighttime fantasies.  We have documented the start of this theme in the strip during the 1960s and 70s in a series of 19 posts beginning on July 28, 2016.  Click this link to see the first one.