Visit the Bizarro Gil
Read the astounding tale of how I gave the Mudlarks their name.
Scholars even read Gil Thorp! Here is his bib (that's academic talk
She must be a fan. Patricia says Gil is "a giant among prep coaches." She also points out that some of the characters tend to resemble each other . . .
"The Gil Thorp High School Theme Park," First Reading XII; Conference on American Culture, University of Minnesota-Duluth, May 1992.
"Gil Thorp's Homeboys: Adolescence without Sex, Drugs, or Rock & Roll," Popular Culture Association, Louisville, March 1992.
And if you are not a scholar, you can cheat and use this really lame term paper.
Coming soon to a comic strip near you - a bit of local color!
Here's some loser who thinks people don't read Gil! (I think people don't read Blogs.)
And it was news when a character wore a yarmulke. (What would you expect in a world where the Final Four is scheduled on Passover?)
Interesting Fact #1: The Stars & Stripes carried Gil Thorp during the Vietnam War. Wonder if they carry it now . . .
(04/04) and illustrated by Frank McLaughlin.
Gil's creator, Jack Berrill, passed away March 14, 1996. The strip will continue, but for his faithful readers, the playdowns will never be the same . . .
The strip is now being drawn by Neal Rubin
My Vietnam Related Websites:
Women in Vietnam ~ Read about ALL the women who served . . .
The Irish on the Wall ~ An effort to locate the Irish who died in Vietnam
Tim O'Brien's Home Page ~ National Book Award Winner and Americal Vet
Emily's Poetry ~ By a Red Cross Donut Dolly
Shrapnel in the Heart ~ The most moving book you will read on Vietnam
All About Vietnam ~ An annotated bibliography of books about Vietnam for sale thru Amazon Worldwide!
Battle Dressing ~
Project Hearts and Minds ~ Help put Viet Nam back together
Photos from a Holts' Military History Tour ~ My trip to Vietnam, February 1998
My Other Websites:
Maybe Later . . . ~ My Creative Nonfiction
Irish in Korea ~ Irish men and women who gave their lives in the Korean War
Literature of the Korean War ~ Don't let the literature be forgotten
Samuel Pepys ~ One of my favorite authors
Chicago Theatre Z - A ~ This is the best theater town in the country!
Soccer Literature ~ I'm a fan and I read
O'Leary Lantern ~ Fire! Fire! Fire!
Gil Thorp ~ THE Coach (apologies to The General!)
Poetry of the First World War ~ Owen, Hardy and others
Chi-COW-go ~ Cowz plus Commentary (this used to be a cow town)
Graham Fulton, Scottish Poet ~ Charles Manson Auditions for the Monkees
Other Important Websites:
The Truth About Caroline ~ a really good Young Adult book by my niece, Stacey M. Lane Grosh
Remember Oklahoma City ~ The Civil Service and Military will NEVER forget!
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