February 6th, 2016

Otto – Part Three

by Mort Walker

Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 20, 1959. Beetle Bailey Sunday page color proof, September 20, 1959.

In this vintage Sunday page from 1959, Sarge’s dog Otto has a starring role. Mort Walker loves to feature visual humor in Beetle Bailey and Otto’s determined car chasing provides some great action scenes. Otto was still wearing a basic dog shirt with sergeant stripes at this point in his development.

In the next post we will show how Otto changed his apparel and persona in the 1960s.

– Brian Walker

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