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Family business

The bittersweet story of fathers, sons, and comics

Frank King with his son Robert (left), who was the inspiration for the character Skeezix in King's popular comic 'Gasoline Alley.' Photo Gallery PHOTO GALLERY: Gasoline Alley
By Jeet Heer
June 12, 2005

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Cartooning has been a family business in more ways than one for Mort Walker and the late Dik Browne. In 1954, after creating the strip "Beetle Bailey," Walker launched an equally successful follow up, "Hi and Lois." Cocreated with Browne, "Hi and Lois" steered away from the comic strip convention of bickering couples and offered a gentle and cozy take ... (Full article: 1642 words)

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