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July 09, 2004

mac and me

Now I'm pretty new to the comics blogosphere, and I want to make a good impression. I want to build a readership. And lucky for me, I scored a couple plugs from some of my favorite comics bloggers, Steven Wintle and Mike Sterling. Not a bad start. So why the hell do I keep posting golf strips if I'm supposed to be all about adventure???

Well, as you can clearly see by clicking Mac's head above, the strip's lead-in promises, and I quote, "Here in a country club setting you will get a story of romance and adventure - plus golf lessons..." See? I'm not crazy, this strip was labelled as adventure from day one!

I'll be honest, when I first hit the old newspapers, the last thing in the world I expected to fall in love with was a strip dedicated to golf. But there's something undeniable, to me anyway, about the world of Mac Divot. The line work is excellent. The golf advice is sound. And the storylines are cheesy, but fun, in a way that doesn't really exist today. It will probably never be regarded as one of the all time greats, but if I have my way, it won't be completely forgotten either. Do you want to see more Mac in this blog? Let me know. I'll be collecting his adventures regardless, but if you want me to share, I certainly will.

the lead-in appeared on April 17, 1955 and is to my knowledge the only time Mac Divot enjoyed a spot in the color Sunday section (needless to say, I wish I had an original copy)

Posted by Thrillmer! at July 9, 2004 10:34 AM

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