Beetle Bailey nears retirement age, but stays put

In this Aug. 16, 2010 photo, Mort Walker, the artist and author of the Beetle Bailey comic strip, speaks in his Stamford, Conn., studio about his decades of work, in this case a caricature he and other cartoonists drew of President Lyndon Johnson (Walker describes drawing Johnson's ears) when Johnson attended a gathering at the National Press Club in Washington while president. Walker spoke of his work and experiences as Beetle Bailey's 60th anniversary on Labor Day approaches. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

August 29, 2010 12:54:40 PM PDT
Beetle Bailey is getting closer to retirement age, but the lazy Army private won't be getting a rest anytime soon from his tour of duty on newspaper comics pages.