Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Comics — And Their Creators: Frank King

IT’S AN ODD THING that everyone who reads the strip — about Walt and Skeezix — seems to know that Skeezix is a door-step baby but that many persons are confused about the parentage of Corky and Judy. Every week I get letters asking about the two younger children, usually from persons who say they want to settle a debt. Corky, you will recall, is the son of Walt and Phyllis, but Judy was left in the Wallet car and adopted by the Wallets. We changed the technique a little in her case, and instead of calling her a door-step baby she was called the “running board baby.” — ‘He’s the King of Gasoline Alley,’ in Chicago Tribune; said by Frank King, March 26, 1948
1933 [1] Literary Digest, Dec 16
1931 [2] Jan 11
1928 [3] June 1o
1927 [4] Chicago Tribune, Jan 23

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