Saturday, January 29, 2022

Out On The Mickey Free Front

 January 29, 2022

   Got together with one of my cartoonist compadres, Jerry Scott, yesterday. The former Lake Havasu High School grad writes both the nationally syndicated strips, "Baby Blues" and "Zits," and draws, along with two other artists, the cartoons as well.  Jerry and his wife Kim (who also went to Lake Havasu High School), were in town and came out to Cave Creek to see their old home. We solved some life and drank some fine tequila (1800 Reposada) to make our conclusions more eloquent. 

   Meanhile on the Mickey Free front:

Daily Whip Out:

"Somewhere In Sonora A Smirking Captivo On A Grinning Jack Rides Out of A Very Tall Dust Devil"

   Yes, sometimes short and punchy titles give way to long, tedious and descriptive ones, but, eventually we get back to the concise-clipped bits.

Daily Whip Out: "Mick In Flames"

   And, then there is the oddly, but historically correct named.

Daily Whip Out:

"The Penetrating Stare of Doroteo Arrango"

   Meanwhile, our main boy was a little bit of everything and his pancho reflected his mongrel pedigree.

Daily Whip Out:

"Mickey Free's Mishmash Pancho"

   And, he rode that big, bad jack, who was himself a mongrel of sorts and the funny thing is, nobody wanted anything to do with either one of them. They were both cross-eyed mutts who nobody wanted to claim.

Daily Whip Out: "Big Mutts In Cowtown"

"One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool!"
—E W Howe

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