Check out the second panel of today's (August 6th, 2009) strip. Doesn't it look as though the squirrel's hind leg is conversing with a cluster of acorns?

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I love surreal stuff that doesn't make much sense. Must be why I produce so much of it.
"Hind leg" was not my first thought.
The Comics Curmudgeon has a lot to say about this strip- check out joshreads.com
Mr. Satanism said:
The Comics Curmudgeon has a lot to say about this strip- check out joshreads.com


Yeah, that's the site that got me started reading Mark Trail again.
The funny thing is - when I was a kid, the local paper only ran Mark Trail on Sundays. The other six days they ran something called Buz Sawyer, as I recall. It was years before I found out that Mark had advenutres of his own, and didn't just pop up on Sundays to talk about animals.

Mark Trail: Terrorizing young boys since 1946.
(from here)
Buz Sawyer was a long-running adventure strip created and owned by Roy Crane. Crane had earlier created Wash Tubbs, which evolved into one of the first and best-regarded adventure strips, and its spin-off Captain Easy. According to Lambiek he retired from Sawyer in the 60s, so by the time you remember it may have been in the hands of his successors.
I remember Buz Sawyer from when I was a kid. However, the Sunday strips were given over to "his pal, Roscoe Sweeney," and, as I recall, weren't half as adventuresome or interesting.
From what I can tell Sweeney was the star of the Sunday version from an early stage. According to Toonopedia Crane had handed the Sunday over to others by the late 40s.
Ron Goulart has pointed out that Joe Shuster's style was modelled after Crane's (as it was in his Wash Tubbs years).
Meanwhile, Mark is about to become a "Zeeba neighba".
Check out today's (10/21/09) strip in which the word balloon in panel one is definitely pointing to the wrong character. Not the end of the world, but the same thing happened two days ago.

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