Poor Joe Morgan, his farm terrorized by wild dogs!! But wait a gol-darned second! Is Cherry bursting in on Mark… writing?? Is that a Computer? A Cathode Ray Tube?? We have never seen Mark actually write an article, they always just sort of appear as if by magic in a future reference- “Loved your article on the Lovelorn Manatees of Coastal Florida, Mark…”
So damn the dogs, let’s sit up and take notice of this brief glimpse behind the scenes of Mark Trail!
I have to draw notice to a link in a comment posted Friday:
The Mark Trail of Yore was a hobo- a Vagabond Vet in 1946, speaking no sense whatsoever- What, did Andy (property of Doc Davis) get drafted into the Army and assigned to Mark? Did we always know that Doc Davis’ first name is “Tom?” Scan the entire link- it’s fascinating.
And no, I don’t see where they are going to stop the re-runs… I guess we’ll have to stay tuned!
Wow! Not only writing, but using a PC, or perhaps a dedicated “word processor.”
So this would have to have been drawn at least in the early 1980s, as it is unlikely anybody would be using machines like that in the home before then. Even the famous IBM PC did not come out until late 1981, though the CP/M personal computers were out a few years before.
However, with the Mark Trail comic strip’s penchant for “old fashioned” sensibilities, this strip could even be from the late ’80s or early ’90s. But I’m glad to see it continuing, even if it is only in reruns, like an old tv show.
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