Timeline – 2001 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, September 30, 2001.

In the Sunday page above we had fun imagining what might happen if General Halftrack finally got a hole-in-one – something he has been waiting his entire life to do.  Of course, if no one were there to see it, he would show off and make an even bigger deal out of it.
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Timeline – 2000 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, February 6, 2000.

The International Day of Peace, a United Nations-sanctioned holiday, is observed annually on September 21. Dedicated to world peace, it was first celebrated in 1982.  The ringing of the United Nations Peace Bell at its headquarters in New York City is among the many events that take place on what is also known as World Peace Day.  There is an inscription on the side of the bell that reads, “Long live absolute world peace.”
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Timeline – 1999 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, July 25, 1999.

This episode features many of the terms that Mort Walker documented in his 1980 book, The Lexcion of Comicana.  Here is the cover, showing some of the same devices that appear in the middle panel.

In the early 1930s, a humorist named Charles Rice attached labels to certain cartoon phenomena.  He called sweat drops “plewds” and the dust clouds behind a running person “briffits.”  This inspired Mort to do some further research and in 1964 he produced an article for the National Cartoonists Society magazine titled, “Let’s Get Down to Grawlixes.”  It was a tongue in cheek spoof of the plethora of “comicana” found in most comic strips.
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