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December 31, 2008
During the last 63 years (i am 66) of reading the Comics Pages, "Gordo" stands out in my mind for its warmth, humour, artwork and its gently expressed but extremely profound philosophy about people, animals, and life in general. I can still see in my mind's eye that wonderful recurrent grouping of cat, dog, pig, and rooster "discussing" the meaning of it all! What a beautiful and unforgettable creative achievement this special world of Gordo was. And always will be.
December 08, 2008
Your familiy is left with a great legacy.
November 01, 2008
I'm remembering Mr. Arriola because All Souls' Day is tomorrow, and he was the first to teach me about the Mexican customs associated with it, via his many colorful "Gordo" strips.
I hope he'll be having as much fun and enjoyment on the other side with all the festivities and remembrances as he did on this side. Condolences to his family. He he still with you (and with us all), only in a different way.
July 04, 2008
Dear Family of Gus Arriola,
I am Christina Carroll, daughter of Norma and Bob Carroll, Jr. (recently deceased, too.) I have held for many decades fond memories of our tiny family coming to your warm home/studio in Carmel. I warmly carry with me since then, indelible notion of a "working artist" and the warmth of the light in both you, Mary Frances, and Gus. We Carrolls were so fond of you Arriolas! The threads that feed from one person to another, over miles, over years, I find fascinating. Now 48, and with only my mother, I am an artist who still finds Northern California "home", in no small part due to brief but deeply incising times spent with you. My mother and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sincerely, Christina Carroll (8141 Cornett Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046)
May 29, 2008
I would like to take a moment to say I'm sorry about your lost of your loved one and I woud like to share a scpriture wth the family at John11:25Jesus said I am that resurrection and the life, he that exercises faith in me. even though he dies will come to life.
February 20, 2008
I enjoyed his work first in the LA Times, then the San Diego Union during the 60's until I left SoCal in 1973. His story lines were great and his Sunday art was always a favorite with Poosy Gato or Bug Rogers being my favorites. Poosy Gato and the art of the paper bag was kept through many moves. I'd like to thank Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos for letting me know of Gus's passing through their strip Baldo. Gus, Thanks putting a little light in the day every day I had the joy of reading your strip. Vios Con Dios.
February 09, 2008
Thank you Gus for sharing with us your little friend Gordo, he entertained and enlightened us all. Growing up in San Francisco, I discovered Gordo’s Hispanic world and loved it.

I’m sure that you are in a much better place now with the ones you love.

¡Muchicimas Gracias por todo amigo! ¡Vaya con Dios!

Pablo Rodríguez
February 07, 2008
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Gus Arriola. I was never interested in the newspaper until I discovered Gordo in The Everett Herald in 1969. Unfortunately, the Herald dumped Gordo in 1974, but for all the joy and mirth I got from those 5 years of comic strips I will forever be grateful. I will argue to my dying day that Gordo was the funniest comic strip ever. I still have in my possesion one day's strip from 1972 that when I need a laugh I look at it and it still never fails to make me laugh. (I hope that someday someone will complete a series of collected Gordo strips).
And to Mary Frances Arriola and the rest of Gus's family I just want to say, Peace, God be with you. You are in my prayers.
February 06, 2008
Gus, and his creative humor and artistic ability, was a gift to many people.

One of the more interesting people I have met during my life so far.

Gus had a wonderful life and a wonderful and special wife.
February 06, 2008
How lucky I am to meet "The Lab Boys" through Dr. Ted Stotler. So many memories of great times at the Stotler Casa with Dedini, Mary Frances and Gus, Al Parker, et al.
Gus outlived them all and the last one out of the Lab will lock up, soon.

Thank you so much for your delightful contributions to our lives. Adios y vaya con Dios

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