Friday, November 11, 2005
HALF HITCH was a pretty funny Navy comic strip that we used to read in the early seventies in out of town papers as ours didn't carry it. To look at it, you'd think it was done by Hank Ketcham, the creator of DENNIS THE MENACE. This misconception may well come from the fact that the cover says "by Hank (Dennis the Menace)Ketcham." Yep, they fooled me, too. According to Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Half Hitch, it had originally been done back during the war by Ketcham in the SATURDAY EVENING POST but the comic strip version which debuted in 1970 was actually written by one Bob Saylor and drawn by Dick Hodgins. This paperback was the only collection od these pretty funny SAD SACK style strips.