Mort Walker passed away, at the age of 94. I’m more than a little upset about this.
Beetle Bailey was one of those strips that was in every newspaper; it was ubiquitous and familiar. Every morning, when I was a child, I would read the comics, Beetle Bailey being one of them. It was always there, much like Hi and Lois, a familiar face that I saw daily.
The comics will probably go on. But they will do so without Mr. Walker. A bit of those cartoons’ soul has slipped away.
Farewell, Mr. Walker and thanks for all the laughter. You will be missed.