Do you remember the Sunday Funnies?
"Fishing Fever" is not confined to only humans. It also exists and flourishes in the world of comic illustrators. Their sketched characters have been testing the waters for many years. Humans, animals and even fish themselves have been exploited in various fishing situations. For a description of "Fishing Fever", if you haven't been following my blog, click this link for my complete detailed interpretation of the sickness. http://limerick.patch.com/blog_posts/fishing-fever
Anyway, during my childhood there was one day of the week that provided a special treat. Sunday morning meant the delivery of the bulky Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper. The anticipated timely arrival never failed thanks to our devoted paper boy. Before it even settled from his toss I was there to retrieve it and hustled back inside. My only goal was to get to the center of the mass for the section that held the Sunday Funnies! The instilled habit of going only for the comic section stayed with me as my youth faded and adulthood arrived.
So, back in 1988, there I was relaxed in my recliner and enjoying a few silent giggles with the comics when I saw it. Here was a single frame "FAR SIDE" sketch that depicted the end of the world and two fisherman in a boat about to kiss it all good-by! Their reaction and words to the pending disaster, just moments away, have stuck with me ever since. It was that one single cartoon that gave me reason to start collecting any comic illustration that had a humorous fishing theme. I now have two albums filled with ones that seemed to really capture the humor of fishing mishaps, mysteries and secrets.
Sooner or later every comic star goes fishing. On the lake shore, in a boat, cabin or out on the ice the illustrators prove time and time again that fishing can be addicting. The featured players include the nagging wife in THE LOCKHORNS, good old unassuming ZIGGY, the cavemen of B.C, the always sarcastic TRUDY and the underwater world of SHERMAN'S LAGOON just to name a few.
I haven't been as diligent recently as in the past with searching and cutting out comics. I'm sure many good ones were overlooked or just missed. If you take a few moments there is no doubt that you will find a few because there is no cure for "Fishing Fever". Take time to view the few pictures that are shared here and have a good chuckle too.
As always.... Thanks for reading "Fishing Fever"