Timeline – 2006 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, January 8, 2006.

This episode shows Beetle reading his favorite funnies.  I am always on the lookout for drawings of comic characters reading newspapers.  Whenever I see one, I cut it out and add it to my collection.

I used many of these throughout the two comic history books I wrote for Abrams.

Reuben Awards 2015

Every year, on Memorial Day weekend, The National Cartoonists Society presents its highest award, “The Reuben” named after the organization’s founder Rube Goldberg, to the “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.”  Recent locations for the ceremony have been Boston, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, San Diego and, this year, the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. “Silver Reuben” Division Award plaques were also presented to cartoonists in fifteen different genres. For a complete list of winners go to: http://www.reuben.org/2015/05/reuben-awards-winners-2015/

Checking Out the Flash Gordon Exhibit at the Stamford Museum

Mort Walker attends the Flash Gordon Opening Gala at Stamford Museum

Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker attended the Opening Night Gala for the “Flash Gordon and the Heroes of the Universe” exhibition that is currently showing at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Connecticut. Mort took the time to pen some of his thoughts on the Flash Gordon exhibition and legendary artist Alex Raymond: