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Sarge Dreams #17

Beetle Bailey Sunday page, April 21, 1974.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page, April 21, 1974.

This baseball fantasy was almost certainly conceived by Jerry Dumas. Born in Detroit in 1930, Jerry was a lifelong Tigers fan and a devoted student of the game. He was hired by Mort Walker in 1956 and worked on Beetle Bailey for over sixty years. Jerry passed away on November 12, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer.
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Sarge Dreams #12

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, July 9, 1967.

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, July 9, 1967.

This patriotic episode ran shortly after Independence Day in 1967. Sarge falls asleep after reading a biography of George Washington and dreams he is one of the founding fathers trying to come up with a name for the new republic.
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Sarge Dreams #6

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, October 23, 1966

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, October 23, 1966

Sarge has a pizza-induced comic strip fantasy in this episode. Among the familiar faces from the funny papers are Little Orphan Annie (Sarge) and her dog Sandy (Zero), Li’l Abner (Killer), Mickey Mouse (Rocky), Charlie Brown (Lt. Fuzz), Popeye (Beetle) and Batman (General Halftrack). The visual mash-up of these characters is hilarious.
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