Timeline – 2005 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, June 19, 2005.

There are certain situations in comic strips that are worth repeating.  Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown at the last minute in Peanuts.  The dotted lines of Billy’s wanderings around the neighborhood in The Family Circus.  Dagwood running into the mailman in Blondie.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 2

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, June 10, 2001.

The Sunday page above features Sgt. Louise Lugg who first appeared in the strip in 1986.  Below is the week in which she made her debut.

She is a tough cookie who looks like she’ll provide Sarge with some competition.  She starts bossing him around immediately and in the third episode gives Beetle a beating.  The sequence also introduced her cat, Bella, who scares the hat off Otto’s head.
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Timeline – 2000 Part 1

Beetle Bailey Sunday page digital proof, February 20, 2000.

The answers to the puzzle in the middle panels above are:

  1. Otto’s tail
  2. Sarge’s shoe
  3. Extra hair on left side of Sarge’s head
  4. Otto’s tooth
  5. Flat tire on the jeep
  6. Sarge’s belt loop

These puzzles have been around for a long time.  See if you can spot six differences in this vintage pair of drawings:
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