January 31st, 2016

Otto – Part Two

by Mort Walker

Beetle Bailey daily strip, 1957. Beetle Bailey daily strip, February 28, 1957.

In the previous post we documented how Otto made his debut in Beetle Bailey in 1956. Above and below are three more examples from the late 1950s that show the strong bond between Sarge and his canine companion.

This strip is the first time Otto was shown in a uniform but it wouldn’t be for another eleven years until he starting wearing one on a regular basis.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, June 26, 1958. Beetle Bailey daily strip, June 26, 1958

Beetle Bailey daily strip, 1959. Beetle Bailey daily strip, January 24, 1959.

In the next post we will feature a color Sunday page from 1959 starring Otto.

– Brian Walker

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