Oddly, the saga of the cartoons
that got me in the most trouble does not end with the editing of that
last cartoon back in 1982. Nearly 18 years later, I was visiting my
parents in Michigan and my mom was attempting to empty assorted drawers
and closets of family memorabilia by pawning it off on each of us
kids every time that we visited. She suggested that I should root
through her cedar chest and see if there was anything in there that
I would like to take home.
In the process of digging for
tid-bits from my past I discovered a packet containing some 400 Klyde
Morris originals. Among them were 137 strips that I had thought to
be totally lost, and among that group was the October 26th, 1982 “P.F.L.O.-
Jane’s all the world’s terrorism” cartoon that I had thought was thrown
away when it was edited.
In reality, the cartoon was
far less inflammatory than those that ran before it, and when read
it becomes clear that it was pulled simply to symbolize that the editor
had the will to do so.
Thus, thanks to my mom, who
never throws ANYTHING away, here is the cartoon that was never run
in the Avion, just to make the P.F.L.O. go away...