Identify an old newspaper comic strip?
August 6, 2014 12:42 PM Subscribe
My dad has been trying to track down an old (1950s/60s) newspaper strip that sounds a lot like a Dennis the Menace kind of thing. He swears it was called "Wilbur," and that it was about another kid like Dennis who gets into mischief.
One strip he described is a car with a guy under it, and "Wilbur" (or whatever his name was) is standing nearby with black stuff all over his face. Wilbur is thinking, "Never give a hot-foot to a guy with a grease gun."
Could he be thinking of Wilbur Wilkin, from "Wilbur Comics"? That was a comic BOOK, not a newspaper strip, right? And he seems more about womanizing than pranks..? I don't see any likely candidates online under the name "Wilbur," are there any classic comic strip experts who know what may dad is thinking of?
posted by ktoad to Media & Arts (7 answers total)