My old pal Pam (Sibley) Wood posted a few old covers I did for the late, lamented Nevada City Independent. It only lasted a few years, but what a time we had!
Who can name this ancient comic strip character I lifted for this cover? (No fair googling!)
My thought as well! I suspect you wouldn’t have made it that easy though.
It’s gotta be Dagwood, I’m just not used to seeing him in a hat with no cowlick.
The answer… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Stover
Jeez, how did I miss this? My only excuse is that the Chicago Sun-Times was my childhood paper.
So now you know the origin of the foo fighters, Just another classic Americanism spawned by the comics.