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Thursday, 19 May 2016
ERIC, EDDIE, & HAGAR - THINGS AIN'T AS BLACK & WHITE AS THEY USED TO BE...
Another strip which has been on my wall even longer
than the SMALL WORLD one shown a couple of posts
back is the above HAGAR The HORRIBLE two panel strip
from The SUN. Like Small World, it accompanied me to our
new house in 1983 and back again when we returned to our pre-
vious residence in 1987. The newsprint original (which you can
see below) looked a bit decrepit next to the recently-restored
pristine one by DON ROBERTS, so I decided to give DIK
BROWNE's famous Viking warrior the same treat-
ment. However, now I'm faced with a decision.
You see, great as it is to see these familiar strips from
my past in their new form, I feel it would be a bit cruel just
to discard the faded old originals. It's a bit like getting a new
pup of the same breed as your faithful old dog, and getting the
senior one put to sleep just because it's past it. Okay, it's not precisely the same thing, but it's similar - especially if you
get attached to things to the same degree that I do.
So what would you do? Throw the old ones out and not
think twice? Or carefully store them away and let them en-
joy a well-deserved retirement after many years of faithful
service? Or do just shake your head and say "That guy's