Merry Christmas to all!

The following is a little bit of the Rusty Riley Sunday comic strip from December 25, 1949.  The frames shown are really a great example of how engaging the Sunday strip could be — great art, great color, and kids enjoying life.  This version of Patty is very different from the later versions of Patty in both the Sunday and daily strips.  She definitely seems younger, and her hair is greatly different.

Rusty Patty Christmas

All is happy for Rusty and Patty.  But as those who have seen the rest of the story know — things did not stay that simple for long!

Merry Christmas to all!

—Tom Sawyer

December 24, 2013

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