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)

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)

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