Timeline – 2005 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, June 19, 2005.

There are certain situations in comic strips that are worth repeating.  Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown at the last minute in Peanuts.  The dotted lines of Billy’s wanderings around the neighborhood in The Family Circus.  Dagwood running into the mailman in Blondie.

Timeline – 2005 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, March 6, 2005.

In 2012, Mort Walker wrote the following about this strip.

“In a recent Beetle Bailey Sunday page, all of the men at Camp Swampy were getting letters at mail call…except Sarge.  Beetle asked Sarge ‘Do you ever get any mail?’  Sarge replied, ‘No!  And what’s more, I don’t want any!’  ‘I’m happy without mail,’  he continued.  ‘I don’t need anything from anybody!’  In the final panel, Sarge was back in the barracks, sitting on his bunk with a little tear coming out of his eye.”

Timeline – 2004 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, December 19, 2004

The Sunday page above provides a fanciful account of what life used to be like for Amos and Martha Halftrack when they were younger. The General is now apparently too old to have fun.  In the end they decide to spend another night at home watching reruns on TV and drinking health shakes.