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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

This Day in Arf History: Walter Berndt’s Birthday

Walter Berndt was born on this day in 1899. Berndt penned the comic strip Smitty in 1924, which ran through 1973.  Smitty was an office boy who went on brief adventures in a boxing league, baseball, camping, trips to the nation’s capitol.  Berndt also drew a spin-off starring Smitty’s kid brother, Herby. He won the Reuben Award in 1969 for this strip.


C. Yoe (in the funny papers)

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2 Responses to “This Day in Arf History: Walter Berndt’s Birthday”

  1. Rich Says:

    I loved reading Smitty along with Moon Mullins in the NY Daily News.

  2. craig Says:

    rich, i’ve been reading a bunchof old smitty strips from the forties lately. actually a very good read with nice art. i’m not sure it’s wacky enough for the arf books but i might post a bunch on the blog.

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