Bob Andelman talks to the renowned Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker about the current state of comic strips, the fate of his museum and his own work:
ANDELMAN: Now, you don’t sound like a guy who has any intention of slowing down.
WALKER: No. I thought of a new comic strip yesterday morning, and I haven’t even got anybody to look at it yet so it’s not doing us any good.
ANDELMAN: Oh my goodness.
WALKER: I did about 15 gags of it for us, and I’m still waiting for my editors. I have a son that works with me here in the office. His name is Neal. He also does all my drawings for the foreign markets. I give him the gags, and he does the drawing. They print them. Beetle’s the number one comic book in Scandinavia, and they just can’t get enough work. They reprint everything I’ve got, and they need at least that much more to fill up the comic books. So I have to have somebody working on those things all the time.