Ask A Cartoonist: New Year's Babies!
Well, it's a brand new year-- welcome to 2015!
Today is also the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baby Blues, and I'd like to start off the post by wishing Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott, Darryl, Wanda, Zoe, Hammie, and Wren a very happy twenty-five years!
In keeping with both themes, I've got some very special New Year's Babies to share with you today: our amazing cartoonists passed along some of their favorite baby and childhood pictures. Look what a cute bunch!
I'm either trying to do an impression of Dr Evil or eating my hand.
--Jonathan Mahood, Bleeker the Rechargeable Dog
Here I am dressed as a cowgirl, inspired by Roy and Dale, of course!
--Stephanie Piro, Six Chix
--John Hambrock, The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee
I guess I was learning to walk that day.
And as an extra bonus:
I've always wanted to haul out some old pics of my character as a baby.... here she is...
--Rina Piccolo, Tina's Groove and Six Chix
Here's a photo of me being held by my grandmother (mother's mother)
--Jim Margulies, Editorial Cartoonist
--Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey
Here I am just after Christmas 1952 outside our house in Levittown, LI, (age 8), the proud owner of a genuine Jerry Mahoney ventriloquist's dummy. It's not a doll!---My sister Nancy has a doll, possibly a Betsy Wetsy. Years later, my "Dollboy" character may be related...
--Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead
This is a self portrait from when I was in grammar school.
--Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix
That’s me with my little brother Tom around 1958 on the front porch of our house on Clearview Avenue in Cincinnati. With a couple of older sisters, this may have been the first time Mom had found the time to take a picture of me since I was born.
--Jim Borgman, Zits
My brother David and I outside 107 Kilburn Park Road, London,1960. We're standing beside Dad's car (a Mayflower). I'm the one drawing.
--Kieran Meehan, Pros & Cons
I touched this up because my parents always said I was born with drawing pen (and pencil, and paintbrush) in my hand.
--Terri Libenson, The Pajama Diaries
--John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
This is little “Hank the Menace”...in his official Dennis overalls, too!
--Marcus Hamilton, Dennis the Menace
--Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle
And just to throw in a little extra, here's my own baby photo!
Best wishes for a great new year to everyone!