Happy Holidays – 2018

This is the time of the year when people send out their annual greeting cards.  I’m surprised by how many of these are still delivered by the postal service. It’s always nice to see current photos of families and friends and get news about graduations, relocations, vacations and other momentous events.

Cartoonists do some of the best Christmas cards. Many of these are custom designed and printed and I often wonder where they find the time to produce and mail them and still keep up with their deadlines.

Timeline – 2002 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, July 28, 2002.

The Sunday page above features a character that was first introduced in 2002.  At that time, the Beetle Bailey creative team decided that Camp Swampy needed a technology officer.

On May 6 (below) a new face appeared on Mort Walker’s drawing board and readers were invited to send in names for the cyberwhiz.  More than 84,000 submissions were received.On June 25, Mort Walker and Secretary of State Colin Powell announced the winners – four IT managers from the State Department in the Foreign Affairs Systems Integration Office. Melinda Isachsen, Bob King, Ken Hill and Earl Hemminger, called themselves “Team CG.”