Ask A Cartoonist: Who’s Your Valentine?

By Tea Fougner

Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix:


 I  like the characters from Tina’s Groove by Rina Piccolo, and I bet they would be fun to hang out with on Valentine’s Day, but if no one was around, I would just drown my sorrows with a big mug of hot chocolate.

Bill Griffith, Zippy The Pinhead:

I’m sending a King Features Valentine to my  favorite misogynist, Mr.  The Toad.

Because if I don’t, he’ll hate me.








James Allen, Mark Trail:

Who doesn’t desire a dream date with Mark Trail?!!

 (Yes, I do want a man who describes the geological provenance of the gems he buys me– Tea) 

John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith:

As this sketch indicates, I’m sure Snuffy Smith’s dog, Ol’ Bullet, would have a crush on Dagwood Bumstead’s dog, Daisy!  He would love it if she would be his “Comics Kingdom” Valentine!  Bow-WOW!


Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey: 

  You should know that Miss Buxley is my comic dreamgirl. I think I even have Cathy’s approval on this if I just don’t bring her to life.


Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace: 

I think Hank captured this childhood crush moment beautifully.