Mort Walker
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Mort Walker
September 3, 1923 - January 27, 2018"Old cartoonists never die. They just erase away…" It was one of Mort Walker's favorite sayings, and until his final days, Walker lived by the word of his motto, engaging millions through his beloved comics. At the age of 94, Walker died peacefully at home due to complications from the flu on January 27, 2018.
Dubbed "The Dean of American Cartooning," Walker was one of the most prolific cartoonists in comic art history, with the creation of as many as nine different syndicated strips to his credit during his lifetime, including Beetle Bailey, the third-most widely syndicated strip in the world. The fact that Beetle Bailey is still in syndication today, more than 68 years after it's debut, established Walker as the longest tenured cartoonist on his original creation in the history of comics - a record that may never be surpassed.
Addison Morton Walker was born in El Dorado, Kansas, on September 3, 1923, and had cartooning aspirations at a very young age. "If there is such a thing as being born into a profession, it happened to me," Walker stated in the introduction to his autobiography. "From my first breath, all I ever wanted to be was a cartoonist." He drew cartoons for his school newspaper when he was 10, sold his first cartoon at the age of 11 and his first comic strip, The Limejuicers, ran in the Kansas City Journal when he was 13.
He submitted his first comic strip to a national syndicate at the age of 15 and sold magazine cartoons all over the country. By the time Walker graduated from high school, his work was polished and professional. Walker's first full-time art job was as a greeting card designer for Hallmark while he attended Kansas City Junior College.
From 1942 to 1946, he served in the Army during World War II overseas in Naples, Italy, advancing from private to first lieutenant. He kept an illustrated diary, and some of the G.I.s who he met along the way later became inspirations for Beetle Bailey characters.
When he returned home, he attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 1948 with a degree in humanities, becoming an honored alumnus of Mizzou where Mort's Café and a bronze statue of Beetle designed by Mort's son Neal can be enjoyed today. He met his first wife Jean Suffill working on the Showme campus satire magazine.
Walker was working as a magazine cartoonist in New York when John Bailey, the cartoon editor of the Saturday Evening Post, encouraged him to do some cartoons based on his college experiences at the University of Missouri. One character, a goof-off with a hat over his eyes named "Spider," emerged from these efforts. After selling a few college cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post, Walker then decided to submit a comic strip to King Features Syndicate starring "Spider" and his fraternity brothers. When King bought the strip, Walker changed Spider's first name to "Beetle" and added "Bailey" in honor of John Bailey.
Beetle Bailey made his comic-strip debut as a college cutup on September 4, 1950. It ran in a mere 12 newspapers and, after six months, King Features had signed up only 25 clients. Despite the fact that the strip is noted as the last strip personally approved by William Randolph Hearst. King Features considered dropping it at the end of Walker's yearlong contract. Today, after more than six decades, Walker's creation is still one of the most popular comic strips in the world. More than 200 million readers enjoy Beetle Bailey every day in 1,800 print newspapers, as well as at and hundreds of other online outlets worldwide.
Walker conceived Hi and Lois as a spin-off of a Beetle Bailey strip in which Beetle takes a furlough to visit his sister, Lois, and her family. Launched into syndication in 1954 with artwork by Hägar the Horrible cartoonist Dik Browne. In 1993 Brian and Greg Walker and Dik's son Chance Browne officially took over the strip. Hi and Lois appears today in more than 1,100 print newspapers, online at and on hundreds of other digital outlets worldwide.
Walker collaborated with many other talented cartoonists over the years including Jerry Dumas, Bob Gustafon, Frank Johnson, Bud Jones and his longtime and current assistant Bill Janocha.
In 1974 Walker founded the Museum of Cartoon Art in Greenwich, Connecticut, which later moved to the Ward Castle in Rye Brook, New York. He worked tirelessly to promote the understanding and appreciation of cartoon art through this institution. The museum featured some of the most valued comic art pieces in the world. Mort's son Brian was a fulltime employee from the beginning and his other children assisted in many ways. In 1996 the museum reopened as the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, Florida with the help of Walker's second wife Catherine, incorporating a collection of over 200,000 items and a "Hall of Fame" featuring the industry's founders and most celebrated artists.
The Museum's collection is now housed at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at The Ohio State University. The union of these two institutions created the largest repository of original cartoon art in the world.
Walker's list of awards, distinctions and accomplishments is extensive and has been chronicled in many news outlets including and
On the Diamond Anniversary of Beetle Bailey, Walker said, "When I think back to where it all began, it amazes me that millions of people are still reading Beetle every day, 60 years later! Life with Beetle has been good to me and I am still having loads of fun with him. Somehow over time, I have managed to accumulate a tremendous archive of unused gags that should keep Beetle's buddies in the Army and everyone else laughing well into the next century." The strip will continue to be produced under the seasoned hands of sons Greg, Brian and Neal Walker with the assistance of Bill Janocha and daughter Margie Walker Hauer managing office affairs.
Walker maintained a zest for life right up until his final days. He was a creature of habit, waking before dawn each day and reading four newspapers before tending to his beloved comic strip. He had already finished his week's work when he fell at home in December leading to his ultimate demise. He would prepare his own dinner (which always consisted of a big piece of chocolate cake) - he ironically passed away on National Chocolate Cake day. He loved telling colorful stories of his past, and corny jokes, anything for a laugh. His contagious laughter and pure joy while goofing around with his 15 grandkids was a delight. An avid golfer over the years, he maintained a "scratch" handicap for many years as a member of the Greenwich Country Club and the Millbrook Club in Greenwich and the Silvermine Golf Club in Wilton, where he continued to play with his friends and family until his final days. He was also an active member of the Belle Haven community in the past where he lived and raised his children. He cherished his power of positive thinking, or "mind control" he called it, healing discomforts that came his way even co-authoring a book on this topic with his best friend and golfing buddy John Newcomb. He was the king of his castle, literally, living in the former home and studio of "Mount Rushmore" sculptor Gutzon Borglum, where he thrived off the love, creativity and constant daily activity that surrounded him.
Walker had seven children with his first wife the late Jean Marie Suffill. He is survived by his second wife Catherine (formerly Carty Prentice), sons Greg, Brian (Abby), Neal (Kristin) and Roger (Katie) and daughters Polly Blackstock (Rich), Marjorie Walker Hauer and stepchildren Whitney Prentice (Jan) and Priscilla Prentice Campbell (David). Son Morgan Walker and stepdaughter Cathy Prentice Deutsch predeceased him. He has fifteen grandchildren, Brendan and Andrew (Mary Elizabeth) and Bonnie (Lincoln Mersch) Walker, Sarah Pacifico (Dan), David Walker, Ryan Embree, Alex and Jamie Hauer, Charlotte and Isobel Walker, and Dylan, Charlie and Kyle Walker. He has one great granddaughter Lilly Walker. Funeral arrangements are private. The family has requested donations be made to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at The Ohio State University. Arrangements are under the direction of Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home. To send on-line condolences to the family, please visit

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May 23, 2020
My father grew up with Mort Walker in the northeast sector of Kansas City, MO. In his later years we would drive my father around his old neighborhood and he never failed to point out Mort Walkers house. Sadly, my father passed away in May, 2018, also at age 94. RIP Mort Walker.
Bill Van Buskirk
February 12, 2019
Neal, We are very sorry to learn of Mort's passing. He left behind a tremendous legacy which has been, and will be, enjoyed my millions. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
John Lenzycki & Jennifer Laros
July 23, 2018
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February 10, 2018
I loved Mort. I grew up on Beetle Bailey and the funnies. Years later, he became a model to our son, an amateur cartoonist and lover of "Mr. Walker's Work." Then, several years later, as a museum consultant I received a call from Mort and Katherine, asking me to work on the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton and later in New York City. He was a man of deep passion and intelligence, a great talent, visionary and collector (what a collection)--with a zest for life and deep love of family. One might be able to "erase cartoonists as they age," but Mort and influence endure forever.
Marjorie Share
February 7, 2018
May his light continue to shine.
Kim Munson
February 6, 2018
Greg and Brian; Your Dad made a worldwide great impression on the "comics" I got to know him as he was bringing you both to Cub Scout Pack 7 meetings He was a wonderful supporter of the entire family and Scouting! He will always be famous to those that enjoy the "funnies". From your old Cubmaster!
Charles Teichert Jr.
February 6, 2018
aim so so sorry to hear of the passing of mort. he was a fine and very soft spoken man. knowing him for over 15 years he always had on a smile, and that i wont forget.
Brian Palmer
February 5, 2018
Dear Andrew and family,
Our condolences to the family on your grandfather's passing. What a wonderful life he ha! He brought a lot of happiness to others through his love of creating comics. May God welcome him home!
Providence & Carl Zumbo
February 3, 2018
Valenda Newell
February 3, 2018
My condolences to the bereaved family,May the love of close friends carry this family through this time of sorry )Proverbs 18:24).

February 1, 2018
Brian, my condolences to you and your family. The world of comics is a lesser place without your Dad, but his legacy lives on, not least of which in your historical work.
Mike Rhode
February 1, 2018
Upon learning of Mr. Walker's passing, I suddenly felt like Beetle does after having been flattened by Sarge.

I knew him early in life by being a neighbor of his family in the 50's. He was a pleasant, gentle man with a terrific gift of humor, which was generously shared with the world.

R.I.P, Mr. Walker!
Nelson Schmitz
February 1, 2018
I have always enjoyed the cartoon strip "Beetle Bailey" ever since I have been able to pick up the paper and read it. I will remember the family in my prayers at this sad time.
B. Joyce Washington
February 1, 2018
"A time to weep and a time to laugh."-Ecclesiastes 3:4. Despite this sad time of loss try to keep a smile iin your heart.
My Condolence,
January 31, 2018
Mort walker was a true icon, as an artist myself, he was an inspiration to me as well as million's of his amazing fan's from around the world.A special impact has been presented for all of us though his outstanding comic strip's. May God bless you sir and thanks for the legendary memorie's! Todd Gilbert Inman,Sc
January 31, 2018
My deepest condolences for your loss. I remember reading your fathers cartoons in the paper every Sunday. My heart goes out to your family.
Shaun O'Donnell
January 31, 2018
Greg, I was so glad to have had the opportunity to meet your father at your home while we were hard at work on "Birdman" during our GHS years. He brought great joy to millions, truly a life well led.
Sincere condolences to the entire Walker family.
Larry O'Bryan
January 31, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Walker and her children. Mr. Walker was always a kind and funny man. I always enjoyed when we had to do work at your home.His talent and humor will sorely be missed.
Tom Daly, Jr.
January 31, 2018
Many hours of enjoyment over the years reading the "funnies" in the Star Ledger and Bergen Record since the early 60's. Couldn't wait for the paper to arrive so I could see the latest Mort Walker strip. You gave us lots of laughs and smiles. Heaven is enjoying you now!
January 31, 2018
My father introduced me to Mr. Walker via Beetle Bailey in the early 80s and would bring me a new book home whenever he returned from deployment. I cherish those memories and the memories that have enjoyed introducing Mort Walker to my own son. Our prayers and condolences are with the Walker family during this sad time. Thank you for sharing him with the rest of the world!
Todd Williams
January 31, 2018
Thank you for the many years of joy you gave us. R.I.P.
Terry Lee Mitchell
January 31, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Walker Family. As a little girl living in Greenwich, I went on field trips to visit Mr. Walker's studio while attending Julian Curtis Elementary and Central Junior High, and found it to be so amazing. Mr. Walker was so wonderful to all of us, as he explained his process. He was truly a great man and extraordinary talent! The visit made quite an impression on all of us, that stayed with me all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as I remember and honor Mr. Walker with you.
Rose Meli/Illinois
January 31, 2018
Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois are among my very favorite comic strips.
You added joy and laughter to countless
May you rest in peace.
My condolences to Mort's family and friends.
January 31, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Walker family, extended family, close friends and colleagues. Thank you for the many smiles over the years, Mr. Walker. You brought joy and left a wonderful legacy. Sleep well, sir, in eternal peace.
Sharon McGuire
January 30, 2018
May the hearer of our prayers give you comfort during this time
My prayers are with you
January 30, 2018
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
January 30, 2018


January 30, 2018
When I was younger and eagerly awaiting the Sunday Newspaper Comic page, on the first page the top strip was Beetle Baily and the bottom strip was Hi and Lois. I noticed the name Mort Walker on both strips. I've got more than one book about Beetle Bailey and a book about Comics by Mort Walker. In it,he said that the character Lt. Fuzz was based on him when he graduated OCS. Fuzz was a special favorite of mine in Beetle Bailey-and I know now why...he was a reflection on Walker when he was in the Army. RIP Mort. Thanks for years of chuckles!
Richard Ranke
January 30, 2018
Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for all the memories. AEKDB!!!!!
Todd Hopkins
January 30, 2018
I really enjoyed reading Beetle Bailey growing up. So sad to hear the news that Mort Walker has passed. Offering condolences to the family and may the God of comfort be with them.
January 29, 2018
Thank you Mort for 50 years of smiles. Few people can leave so much laughter,smiles,and humor in their wake. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Walker Family,and Thank you to the Family for picking up where he left off.
kent howard
January 29, 2018
My deepest condolences to the Walker and extended families. Thank you Mort for the kind gesture of drawing and sending my daughter Sarah a Beetle Bailey cartoon when she was a young girl. Rest in Peace most kind Sir.
Thomas Dionne
January 29, 2018
Hi Neal,
Will remember your dad giving us a cartoon lesson in high school. He showed us how to convey speed using a cloud and horizontal lines. Every once in a while I get to use that lesson.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Chris Markline
January 29, 2018
Rest in Paradise "Mort' and thanks for the many chuckles. Family be strong in Love.
Virgil Varner
January 29, 2018
To Cathy, Brian and all the Walker's we haven't met personally, we send our gratitude for the joy of Mort's long and consequential life as well as our sadness at his passing. We will always respect his memory and value his contribution to American Popular Culture.
Andrew Sordoni
January 29, 2018
"My condolences to the Walker family. Thanks to Mort for making me and our family good laugh for the last 40 years. Rest in peace Mort. " -
Arild Puntervold
January 29, 2018
SAD. The cartoon page will never be the same. RIP.
David Crowe
January 29, 2018
My condolences to the Walker Family.Rest in heavenly peace Mr walker Thank you for your service Thank you for the laughs
B Fortunato
January 29, 2018
My condolences to Brian, Greg other members of the Walker Family and friends for your loss of Mort Walker. His cartoons brought laugher into the lives of many. As you continue to do so, may you continue to be blessed with his memory and legacy and may your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together (Daniel 12:13) ~ Linda, Queens, NY
January 29, 2018
Hi Mort, that is what I would like to say and should have written this message years ago so that you could have read it and captured some of the joy I am sending, joy that you sent to me every day for as long as I can remember, which takes us back to when Beetle was in college and I was in the Army; while in the service (1952-1955) one of my best friends was named Donald Boland, from Endicott, NY and so he said, one of his family worked on strips like, "The Wizard of Id"; well, Donny Boland was the perfect model for Beetle Bailey; I remember when he bought thirty T-shirts so that he didn't have to go the laundry so often; when we were in Fort Benning, Georgia I asked Don to go to Columbus with me and he declined, it was a Saturday and he said he would rather sleep in late. You probably receive millions of letters like this one from service personnel but even more as I was growing older, married, raising a family, your Beetle Bailey strip was a part of our everyday life and my kids loved the daily adventures of your marvelous cast of characters (I especially loved the times Sarge and the troops jumped from planes as paratroopers). Dear Mort, rest in peace, with that lovely smile choking us up, we love you and thank you for giving us so much joy. With greatest affection, Bill Ruoff, Webster, NY.
Bill Ruoff
January 29, 2018
May God comfort the family during this difficult time. Mort left a wonderful legacy.
January 29, 2018
Thanks for the laughs and your sensitivity, sir.
Buckeye Fan
January 29, 2018
May the God of all comfort be with family and loved ones.
January 29, 2018
What a sad loss for the entertainment community with such talent as Mort. I am an artist myself when young and was always impressed with cartoonists like him. His characters were so memorable and unique. May the Walker family be comforted in knowing that Mort will return to the days of his youth - Job 33:25.
L Yu
January 29, 2018
I grew up on Beetle Bailey and loved Hi and Lois. I want the family to take comfort in the God of all comfort who hears our prayers
January 29, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 29, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 29, 2018
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
January 28, 2018
May our Heavenly Father be with the entire family of Mr. Mort Walker and grant them an abundance of love, peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Growing up at home and later at work, someone wanted the news, sports, employment and we (the kids) the COMICS of the newspaper. Mr. Walker was a great cartoonist! We know that you must be so very proud of him!

January 28, 2018
To the Walker family sorry for your lost I will still read and look at beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois everyday my prayers are with you and the family
Rhonda Spotts
January 28, 2018
My deepest condolences to the entire Walker family. Our heavenly father will help you endure during this time of sorrow. Draw close to him through his word.
A Friend
January 28, 2018
My condolences to his family. Thank you for sharing beetle Baily , Lois and Hi in the Sunday papers looked forward growing up in the 60's and 70' . Once in awhile when I get the paper l read the comics strip.
T McMullen
January 28, 2018
With heartfelt sympathy. Please accept my deepest condolences. May you continue to cherish his precious memories together. May you find comfort in the God of all comfort to offer you comfort and to give you the strength to endure during these difficult times.
January 28, 2018
To all the family survivors and others close to Mr. Walker. Thank you to Mr. Walker for his wit and humor, i would always get a good laugh from his comic strips! May our heavenly Father help those who loved him endure their loss and get threw the greiving process.
January 28, 2018
I have always loved Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois and I read them every day. Thanks for all of the chuckles. RIP Mort Walker. Condolences to his friends and family.
January 28, 2018
Please accept my sincere condolences fo his passing and your grief during this time of mourning. The God of all comfort promises to be near to all whom call on Him in truth. Please ask Him for needed comfort at this time. Psalms145:18,19
Linda W
January 28, 2018
Sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your beloved father. May his talented legacy of love for the arts and family live on through each of you. May God comfort each of you during your time of mourning.
January 28, 2018
My heartfelt sympathies and prayers for the Walker family. May Almighty God grant solace during this most challenging time. Mort was truly a brilliant man of integrity. He will be truly missed. With Love & Prayers
A Caring Neighbor
January 28, 2018
Linda Tracy
January 28, 2018
I grew up reading Beetle Bailey. Still enjoy it. So sorry for your loss.
Mary Gonzales
January 28, 2018
Would like to send condolences. Mort Walker was my inspiration always wanted him to know that. Am sorry for your loss. Will pray for you. My favorites are the ones that show Beetle himself. Mr. Walker inspired me to be a cartoonist.
January 28, 2018
Thank you for bringing humor where it needed to be. I know a cartoon is only a funny in many people's hearts, but you based your cartoon on the U.S. Military. I personally appreciate you doing that, being that I am a veteran. Rest in Peace.
January 28, 2018
Steve Welton
January 28, 2018
Godspeed Mort, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Rest Mort, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
January 28, 2018
I started reading Beetle Bailey when I was in 7th grade at Border Star Elementary School (1958) in Kansas City, MO.; and I still read it every day. What first got my attention was the fact that my 7th grade teacher was Mrs. Harman, Mort's sister. Her husband was an FBI agent. We all knew Mrs. Harman's brother was the famous cartoonist. Then one day we all walked into class and the blackboards were filled with Beetle Bailey characters drawn filling the boards. What a thrill. When I arrived at the University of Missouri and became a Journalism major I took great pride in the fact that I knew Mort Walkers' sister and had seen the character's faces hand-drawn in my grade school class. Very often when I see the strip in my St. Louis Post-Dispatch I think of his visit and the memory he left me. To the family, my most sincere condolences for your loss. It was an honor for me to have these memories of Mr. Walker.
Stan Greenberg
January 28, 2018
To the family, I am sorry to hear the news a about your loss.
May God who "binds up the broken hearted" and comforted all who mourns" sustain your family during this challenging time. Isaiah 61:1,2
January 28, 2018
Thanks for all the great work, when I was a kid I looked forward to the Sunday paper and reading Beetle Bailey.
It was my favorite
January 28, 2018
Thank you for giving us years of smiles. Those of us who have served in the military could identify with what you so plainly but profoundly displayed in your art.
Along with Chester Gould, Charles Schutz, and many others, your work will live on as long as Americans remember the greatness of the Comics page and how that part of the newspaper always gave us an uplift.
Rest In Peace friend. You made us smile.
Martin Farwell
January 28, 2018
Thanks Mort.
January 28, 2018
Mort gave me some of his greeting card art for Hallmark to use in the book "Studio Cards". And told about about his experience at that company. A few years after Mort was there (1956) Hallmark began publishing funny Contemporary Cards. I suggested that Beetle Bailey's outfit be sent to Afghanistan or Irag. He didn't think that was a good idea. Wish we had a peacetime army so Beetle Bailey would seem more relevant to current events.
Dean Norman
January 28, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful gift. Rest In Peace.
January 28, 2018
There are no words that anyone could say at this difficult time, yet we are mourning the lost of a talented an American comic strip writer best know for creating the newspaper Comic Strips Mort Walker, i think that everyone grew up reading the Sunday morning Comic Stripes. I enjoy reading "BEETLE BAILEY", "HI & LOIS", especially my family too! Thanks for making us laugh, the memories that you have giving us when we read you comic stripes every Sunday morning, we will miss you, yet never be forgotten. We all know he is in a good place now, he is still doing his comic up there and keep doing your thing!
Jennifer Baribault
January 28, 2018
Thanks for the memories today, from: the obituary. Good job; great subject, Mort.
Cornelius Brantley
January 28, 2018
Sincere condolences on your loss may the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time
January 28, 2018
May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Walker family and friends at this difficult time.
January 28, 2018
I grew up reading both Beetle Bailey and Hi & Lois. They were a joy and inspired a million belly laughs. We are so blessed that the traditions continue through his sons. RIP Mort and keep God in stitches.
Deborah Huckstep
January 28, 2018
To the family and friends of Mr. Walker. May the Good Lord Jesus comfort and carry you during this time. I don't remember the first time I started reading the comics, but I saw my dad reading them and soon followed suit. I'm 68 now so that was a long time ago. Thank you mister Walker for all the smiles you brought to my dad and me thru the years.
Dan Castillo
January 28, 2018
What a wonderful legacy of laughter Mort Walker has left us! My condolences to his family, friends, and fellow fans at this sad and difficult time.
Les Breese
January 28, 2018
Thinking of you, Greg. Condolences to all the family. -a Greenwich classmate
Susan (Ingardia) Gabriele
January 28, 2018
Received a nice response from Mr. Walker in the mail when I was younger. I still have the handwritten drawing. Rest in eternal peace Mr. Walker.
January 28, 2018
I have enjoyed all of his comic strips for many years. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us, Mr. Walker.
Shirley Minster
January 28, 2018
I am sorry for your loss.
Please find comfort in pouring out your deepest emotions to God in prayers.
He loves you and wants to help you get through this difficult time.1Peter 5:6-7

My condolences

January 28, 2018
I am so sorry for the immeasurable loss of your loved one. May God strengthen and sustain you with 'everlasting comfort and good hope' and 'comfort your hearts' during this deeply sad and terribly difficult time. - 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
January 28, 2018
Mort Walker was there every Sunday morning as I was growing up, providing Laffs to this young cartoonist. I still dabble in the Art and find some of Mort's influence still there. Thanks, Mort!
Rey Criollo
January 27, 2018
To the Walker family and friends, I had the privilege of working at The Briarwood Country Club, in Sun City West, Az. back in 1998. We had been serving the dinner guests, and it came to be known that Mr. Walker was visiting with guests, and of course, I knew who he was as growing up in NYC, the Sunday paper was the high point....well, the funnies were for myself and my sister. I got to speak with him several times over the course of the evening, and he graciously drew 3 drawings, one for each of my sons and one for me. Of course it was Sarge and a couple of Beetles. :) I felt as if I had been intruding, but he said not to worry. I still have those drawings packed away, but never forgot how gracious he was in doing those for me and my sons. Please accept my sincere condolences for this loss. He was so sweet that evening, and I wished that I could have spoken to him some more, but we had to get back to work! Please take care, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Rohde
January 27, 2018
Anyone who grew up reading both Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois as a kid knew how special those comics were. Thank you Mort for many years of laughter. My condolences go out to his family.
January 27, 2018
Thank you Mr.Walker for all the years of humorous cartoons, you will be missed

January 27, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family. May the God of comfort grant you strength during this time.
January 27, 2018
Rest, 1LT Walker... shamming E-4s all over the world have lost a true hero today.
Jamie Carney
January 27, 2018
Long life rest in peace Ecclesiastes 9:5.
January 27, 2018
Thanks for the many laughs.
Pat Griffin
January 27, 2018
Rest in peace. You'll always be remembered. Love to family and friends.
January 27, 2018
Growing up I read Beetle Bailey everyday even collected his comic books and little paper back story books. Thanks Mort for giving me so many laughs and hours of entertainment that was always good clean fun. Thanks Mort, Godspeed, RIP.
michael mccracken
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