As you know, Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey, High and Lois and other great comic strips, passed away this weekend. I found this old letter that Mort sent me when I was a kid. I had written to him asking for an original piece of art, but as you can see, he explained that they were collectibles and he couldn’t just send me one. The fee went to the Museum of Cartoon art, which was in Greenwich Conn. at the time. I visited the museum with my family and cousins once.
Mort sent me a reproduction copy of a Sunday Beetle Bailey page. I have that somewhere.
His signature is fading out on the letter. I had it inside a book for many years and just recently found it.
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