Monday, February 2, 2015

Pete the Tramp-Popeye Comics-1969

In these more enlightened times, we rightfully speak of the plight of the homeless man but in days of yore, the tramp, the hobo, the bum, the freeloader, was an acceptable comic figure and, in fact, a trope unto himself in all media. Beginning in 1933, one of the best known was King Features' newspaper strip star, Pete the Tramp, seen here in a little known four color revival some 6 years after his strip ended.

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