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Timeline – 1974 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, December 1, 1974.

The evolution of Sarge’s dog Otto has been well documented in previous posts.

To see his first appearance in Beetle Bailey go to:

http://beetlebailey.com/2016/01/22/otto-part-one/

An early strip where he wears a uniform is shown here:

http://beetlebailey.com/2016/01/30/otto-part-two/

A Sunday page from 1959 starring Otto is featured here:
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Timeline – 1974 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, August 25, 1974.

In the Sunday page featured in last week’s post, Beetle was the camp cartoonist. This episode showcases the artistry of a different character in the cast.

The drawings were done purposely in a simplistic, childlike style to contrast with the clean line professional rendering in the rest of the strip.
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Timeline – 1972 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page black-and-white proof, October 17, 1972

Miss Buxley is General Halftrack’s secretary. She was first introduced in Beetle Bailey on November 17, 1971.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, November 17, 1971.

Mort Walker claimed that he had no intention of making her a regular character but discovered that readers liked her. He started using her more and more and eventually she was featured one day a week.
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