Friday, June 14, 2013

Family Circumspect

Take a look at this recent Family Circus comic. When I was a kid and I'd see these drawings I really did think that Bil Keane's son Billy actually filled in and drew his comic for a week. 

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Lie #1: Bil Keane allegedly based the strip on the antics of his family, but he never had a son named Billy. He did have a son named Jeff who was the inspiration for the Jeffy character in the comic. The Mommy character was based on Keane's real-life wife Thel. 

Lie #2: Even if there was a little Billy, the strip started in 1960 so he'd be close to 60 by now, and would hopefully be able to draw a little better than this.

Lie #3: Bil Keane died in 2011. His son Jeff is now writing and drawing the strip.

As I said, this entire scenario is nothing but a filthy pack of lies!

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