Blondie (comic strip) question

As far as I can tell, Mr. Beasley the postman looks exactly like the Bumstead’s neighber Herb Woodley. Is there any in-universe notice of this? It can’t be just a limited repertoire of faces because the current artists are very good at creating lots of “extras”.

I’ve noticed that since the sixties. I have always liked how Daisy’s expressions mirror the humans’.

Herb has a dimpled chin. Beasley doesn’t.

Whoa. You are awesome. I could NOT, for the life of me, see a difference. Here, do thisone now!

That’s easy. One of them is on the left and one of them is on the right.

Types of cookies
number of bananas
cabinet pulls
the time
mountains in picture
pin in Granny’s hair
folds in Granny’s blouse
items on shelf
number of things in lime Jello
what the cat is holding
kid’s feet
plates on cabinet
the cat’s hopes and dreams
Granny’s ben-wa balls are missing in the second picture

Nice, but you didn’t spot the kid’s tongue.
Or the plate with the smiley face.

What are ben-wa balls?

OnlySixFaces. I.e. no they’re not (or at least they don’t usually bother)-you see the exact same thing in the Simpsons, for example.

Got the plates, missed the tongue.

Ben Wa balls.

Also missing -

Frosting on bottom layer of cake is different
Window curtain different on top

More than that, the square cookie becomes a computer floppy disk.

To solve those side-by-side “differences” puzzles, just adjust your eyes to make the pictures come together as in a Magic Eye picture. The differences will shimmer, and you can pick them out easily.

I thought I was the only one who did it this way. Though it does feel a little bit like cheating.

OK, now in the comic strip “Zits”, convince me that Hector is not the bastard son of Walt.

There’s only a couple of female body types in Blondie, too. Blondie and Cookie (the Bumstead daughter) could wear each other’s clothes, as could Herb’s wife. Then there’s the Chinless Plump Dowager body, as typified by the boss’s wife. Female faces are basically the same on their body types, with hairstyle variations so you can tell them apart.

Shakespeare scholars are now using the same technique to compare printings of the First Folio, for which changes were made between printings of each individual copy.

The champion of this was George Wunder in his version of Terry and the Pirates.

It’s funnier if you pretend that Herb is actually moonlighting as the mailman, and Dagwood never notices.

Was there some sort of cloning accident in that universe? Because yeah, those guys all have the same face.

It wasn’t just themen in the strip. The eyes, eybrows, and noses were all the same for everyone. They used to have a picture of all the main characters at the top of the Sunday strips, and their faces were identical.

N.B. This was George Wunder. Terry and the Pirates was created by Milt Caniff (one of the greats of comic strip art), and was one of the great adventure strips of the 30s and 40s. When Caniff left, Wunder replaced him.