October 24, 2004
Frank O'Neal's Short Ribs was a pretty unique strip in its day, jumping forward and backward in time, allowing gags involving different sets of era-specific characters. Frank Hill, O'Neal's assistant, took over in 1973; as seen in the strip above, his humor was a little more politically focused. Certainly of its day, but maybe relevant today..?
When I was a lad, I used to clip Short Ribs and Captain Easy and paste them onto construction paper, creating little comic books. There's still a chance they might be lost in a closet somewhere in my parents' home, though they probably were thown away long ago. I still remember vividly a panel from Captain Easy involving Easy sneaking onto a ship run by a crew of women. In this one panel, a crew member has the drop on Easy and is about to club him over the head with a wrench. I've been picking up Crooks & Lawrence Easy strips when I can find them, but have yet to come across that one...has to be from the late 70s/early 80s. Someday.
Short Ribs from October 23, 1973
Posted by Thrillmer! at October 24, 2004 01:31 PM
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