Thursday, October 28, 2010

University of Missouri Celebrates Mort Walker

Cartoonist Mort Walker Friday steps inside Mort’s, an eatery modeled after The Shack, with his granddaughter Isobel Walker at the new MU Student Center. Photo by Don Shrubshell.

The University of Missouri unveiled its new student center last week, with some help from illustrious alum Mort Walker. The new eatery was named in honor of the cartoonist.

The corner lounge features a backdrop of Beetle Bailey cartoons, a life-size statue of Bailey and a trophy case with mementos from the comic strip character and The Shack he made famous.

The Columbia Daily Tribune has an article here by Janese Silvey.

I love that big mural of early BEETLE BAILEY strips.

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