What, no telegram?

Or telegraph?  Cherry has to pick up on the fact that Mark will win a major award and probably have to go to New York by reading the paper?

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And oh my goodness!  There’s Rusty!  Managed to make his way home from the bus stop without any help from Andy!  That’s impressive!  He also appears to be totally invisible!  Ignored!!  That’s the Mark Trail I grew up reading!

I also have to remark that Mark does seem quite a bit younger in these classic strips brought back and colorized…  while he always seemed to be stuck in his 30’s, here he looks more like a younger man in his 20’s!  Are he and Cherry married by now?  Has Rusty been adopted yet?  So much to wonder about!