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Beetle Spoof

Fetal Bailey by Stan Drake, 1961.

Mort Walker served as the president of The National Cartoonists Society from 1959 to 1960. During this time, he also edited the organization’s newsletter, The Cartoonist. He asked some of his cartoonist friends in Connecticut to contribute material to the publication and they came up with a series of spoofs showing famous features drawn by other artists.
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Home for the Holidays 2003 – Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page, December 21, 2003.

In the Sunday page episode above, from the 2003 furlough sequence, Sarge explains to Beetle’s father some of Otto’s unique attributes.

The story continues with the two daily strips below, as Sarge takes full advantage of Mrs. Bailey’s home cooking.

On Christmas Eve, Beetle’s Mom tries to get Sarge to have more patience and understanding for her baby boy.The Christmas Day strip features the full-cast, including Beetle’s sister Lois and the rest of the Flagston family.
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Home for the Holidays 2003 – Part 1

Beetle took his first furlough home to visit his family in 1952. The introductory set of daily strips in this series can be seen at: http://beetlebailey.com/2015/08/21/the-first-furlough-part-1/

To complete the story from 1952, click the “next” button in the upper right-hand corner of the web page to see the following two posts.

In April 1954, Beetle went home again and visited his sister Lois and her husband Hi. They became the stars of their own strip six months later.
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