|BLAINE - Oh and thanks for letting us visit the warehouse a few years back. I remember when we arrived September 11th and Anthony was having a bad day due to his close experience with the tragedy. I hope your state can now pull together like you did back then. Everyone is being affected and the need for support is universal. Stay safe and healthy. Best, Blaine|
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|Title:||Half Hitch Daily Comic Strip - Sailor Picking up Woman - 3/9/1970 Signed art by Dick Hodgins as Hank Ketcham|
|Media Type:||Pencil and Ink|
|Art Type:||Strip Art|
|Genre:||Strip / newspaper art|
Dick Hodgins (all)
23" x 8"
But in the late 1960s, when there once again was a soldier or a sailor in most families, King Features Syndicate started looking into something new, to tap into the popularity of its Beetle Bailey. Ketcham had proved his own drawing power with Dennis, so they decided on a revival of his diminutive sailor, dubbing him Half Hitch. The new version began as a daily and Sunday on Monday, February 16, 1970. Tho Ketcham's name went on it, this incarnation was written by Bob Saylor and drawn by Dick Hodgins, using a Ketchamesque style.