Friday, March 10, 2017
Jerry Dumas - Sam and Silo
I received this card in the early 1990's from Jerry Dumas.
Although Dumas passed in November 12 2016, The Walker's ran a tribute strip in Beetle Bailey on March 3, 2017.
Jerry Dumas was best known for the daily comic strip Sam and Silo, which was created by Mort Walker, which started out as Sam's Strip (1961-1963). Sam and Silo, a continuation of Sam's premiered in 1977, with Jerry Dumas taking full control in 1995.
Sam and Silo are sheriff and deputy of the small town of Upper Duckwater, a town so safe the pair spend their time sleeping in their police car behind the billboards.
1962 (Crazy Kat and Ignatz reference)
I have always enjoyed comics strips acknowledging other comic strips...
Dumas also worked on the comic strip Benchley with Mort Drucker and Rabbits Rafferty and McCall of the Wild, with Mel Crawford. Dumas also did illustration work for The Washington Post, The New Yorker and the New York Times. As a writer he contributed essays to the Atlantic Monthly and the Smithsonian. He published a childhood memoir, An Afternoon in Waterloo Park...