It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the USA, which means family gathering, Christmas shopping, eating until sick, and sharing a Sunday newspaper. Oh, when it comes, there’ll be some fussin’…as Mom wants the bargain ads, Dad and Pete wants the sports section, and little Jimmy and Sue are fighting over the funnies. But today, EVERYBODY can enjoy the funnies together, online, the way God clearly intended them, or he wouldn’t have made the internet kick the newspaper industry to death.
There, now you can let your subscription lapse to whatever dying beast of a local paper you’re still paying for. I’m here to serve.
Ty the guy OUT!
Here now, your newspaper comic strip bonus moment:
I have no idea what strip this is from, or who Ray Helle is, but a friend of mine who collects original art, came across this gem in its original art form for five dollars and let me scan it. For the 60s, it’s a pretty dirty joke.
Flibbertys, by Ray Helle
Or the Lambiek entry:
Just the titles provide plenty of entertainment value!
OH! Poor big-head-boy!
That’s how Joseph Merrick aka “The Elephant Man” died. 😦
Yup, The Flibbertys by Ray Helle – ran in a number of US and Canadian papers including our own Toronto Star, around 1963-65 if memory serves. Paul the Curmudgeon.