Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Sad Sack

The Sad Sack ("sad sack of shit" in army slang) began 15 Jun 1942 in the US army's Yank magazine and his doleful phiz decorated the sides of knapsacks, tanks and planes throughout the conflict. His creator was George Baker (1915-75). The comic strip was syndicated from 1946-1958 by Consolidated News Features and Sack was carried on in the sixties in a Harvey comic book. Classics can be read online here.

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