Timeline – 1963 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, June 23, 1963.

This Sunday page stars Beetle’s best buddy, Killer Diller. In a previous installment, we documented the early evolution of this girl-crazy G.I. Here’s the link to that post: http://beetlebailey.com/2015/12/04/killer-diller/

Mort Walker has always enjoyed drawing pretty girls. In the first year of the strip, when Beetle was still in college, he created a roommate for his girlfriend Buzz who was quite glamorous.
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Killer Diller

KillerHeadEvery army barracks and college dorm has a guy like Killer. He spends all his waking hours thinking of girls and, if he’s lucky, every sleeping hour next to one.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, September 3, 1953.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, September 3, 1953.

One of the most popular cartoon series during World War II featured a character known as “The Wolf.” He had a normal body with the head of a wolf and his ears wiggled when he got within range of an attractive female.
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