From the Archives: Saturday Funnies

Many legendary comic strip artists got their start in the pages of The Saturday Evening Post.

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What’s the secret to being a successful comic strip artist? “It takes the right combination of being kind of smart without being too well educated,” said Charles Schulz in 1957. Many of the legendary comic strip artists got their start in the pages of The Saturday Evening Post. Here’s a sampling from our archive:

Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, The Saturday Evening Post, November 27, 1948

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“Okay, Spider, heads we join the Army, tails we go on studying for final exams.”

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, The Saturday Evening Post, January 1, 1949

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“I sleep well enough at night … it’s living during the day that I find hard.”

Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, The Saturday Evening Post, May 21, 1949

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“We’re close enough … let’s try for a field goal!”

Rivets and Hit or Miss creator George Sixta, The Saturday Evening Post, May 21, 1949

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Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, The Saturday Evening Post, June 17, 1950

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Father’s Day

B.C. and Wizard of Id creator Johnny Hart, The Saturday Evening Post, June 12, 1954

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“Why can’t you ask for rolls like anyone else?”

The Family Circus creator Bil Keane, The Saturday Evening Post, July 4, 1959

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Pun-Abridged Dictionary

The Family Circus creator Bil Keane, The Saturday Evening Post, July 25, 1959

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Pun-Abridged Dictionary

The Family Circus creator Bil Keane, The Saturday Evening Post, August 8, 1959

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Pun-Abridged Dictionary


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