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Timeline – 1975 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, December 7, 1975.

The Sunday page above shows Beetle day dreaming about advancing through the ranks to eventually become a candidate for President.  In the end, he realizes the inevitable punishment he faces for not paying attention to Sarge’s lecture.

The character of Beetle Bailey was modeled after Mort Walker’s old high school and army buddy, Dave Hornaday, who was tall, skinny and always getting into trouble in an innocent way.
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Timeline – 1974 Part 4

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, December 1, 1974.

The evolution of Sarge’s dog Otto has been well documented in previous posts.

To see his first appearance in Beetle Bailey go to:

http://beetlebailey.com/2016/01/22/otto-part-one/

An early strip where he wears a uniform is shown here:

http://beetlebailey.com/2016/01/30/otto-part-two/

A Sunday page from 1959 starring Otto is featured here:
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Timeline – 1974 Part 3

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, October 13, 1974.

Ever wonder what might occur in Beetle Bailey either before or after the current time frame? So do we. It’s exciting to travel back to the past or forward to the future. This can be accomplished quite easily in a comic strip just by using a little imagination. Cartoon time has its own rules so scenarios like this can be whatever we want them to be.
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