A Glorious Age Passes in the World of Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures

loading Comic panel of Beetle Bailey, created by Mort Walker.

DEATH, to artists of some repute, is an immortality, the proverbial life-after-death, with the legacy of the largesse of works by the deceased defining the age, the people and the culture. Be that as it may, the year 2018 has proven to be a graveyard of sorts for dedicated cartoonists or caricaturists, but it’s moot if they have the last laugh and their comics/animation continue to entertain and intrigue generations. First to fade off the 2018 grid, on January 27, was Mort Walker (b. 1923), the creator of Beetle Bailey. Launched in 1950, Beetle Bailey revolves around the antics of a ...

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