As I mentioned last month, the comic strip was drawn by a different artist rather than creator Gene Patrick during July 1968, before eventually disappearing from the pages of the Journal the following month.
But not forever.
Although the comic did not appear in the Journal during the first three weeks of September 1968, a hint that cartoonist Gene Patrick was back appeared in the paper on the 24th. That’s when his artwork accompanied a humorous article by Staff Writer Bonnie Lamp about an Oberlin College student winning a pony at an Indians game.
And four days later, a brand new Gene Patrick-drawn Passing Scene appeared in the paper in its old spot, atop the first page of the second section.
I love the expression of the convict eyeing the guns!