Art: Skeezix is 21

While millions of U.S. newspaper readers cheered, a comic-strip character had his 21st birthday last week. He was Skeezix Wallet, star of Frank King's saga of homey, U.S. middle-class life, Gasoline Alley. Unlike most other comic-strip characters, Skeezix has grown every day since a flabbergasted Uncle Walt found him on the doorstep of his home. At Springfield's Illinois State Museum, Skeezix's birthday was celebrated with an exhibition of Cartoonist King's original Skeezix drawings. They showed that, in the course of some 34,000 pictures of Skeezix, Cartoonist King's draughtsmanship had grown almost as much as Skeezix himself.

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