Carl Linich

January 26, 2013

Post #3266 – 20130126

A friend of mine told me that you had referenced The Squirrel Cage, Gene Ahern’s brilliantly surreal Sunday comic strip (which featured The Little Hitchhiker: “Nov shmoz ka pop?”) I am researching this strip, and would love to know what your connection is to it; is it simply your recollections of reading it in the paper? Or do you have any strips yourself? At this point I’ve tracked down about 7 years’ worth of the strip (it ran 1936 – 1953) and I’m determined to find the complete run. I do hope eventually to put a book collection together, though that’s definitely on the slow burner until I can find more of the strips. Thanks so much & very best wishes! – Carl

Daniel replies:

It is simply my recollections.  If you have a strip or two in digital form, we'd love to see!