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Jan 16th 2018 Paw and Kitty


I ran across this image in my digital files, and, as we in the deep south are anticipating sub-zero wind chills and our second snow of the season, I thought I’d post it again. The genius behind one of the greatest comic strips of all time, Polly and Her Pals, was Cliff Sterrett. At least he was a native Minnesotan! Speaking of influences, as I was in the previous post, it isn’t purely coincidental that the relationship between Paw and his cat Kitty is similar to the relationship between Ludwig and Arlo, though Kitty served more as a silent Greek chorus. I wonder if Sterrett ever caught any grief about the way Kitty walks? I’m always hearing, “Cats don’t really walk that way!”

I wouldn’t bring this up if I hadn’t made such a big deal out of it last week. I did not color the current strips this week. I did send in colorized versions, but apparently there has been some kind of technical miscommunication. It’ll all work out.

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