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13th Nov 2014, 7:00 AM in Holiday art

Happy Sadie Hawkins Day!

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Happy Sadie Hawkins Day!
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Jay042 13th Nov 2014, 7:00 AM edit delete
Jay042
It's Sadie Hawkins Day, the pseudo-holiday created by a comic.

In 1937, the newspaper strip Lil' Abner featured the character Sadie Hawkins, considered the homliest woman in the region. So "Sadie Hawkins Day was declared, and all the eligble bachelors of the region were lined up in a race. The first man Sadie was able to catch had to marry her.

The idea of assertive women getting to choose their partners proved to be a popular idea at the time, and Sadie Hawkins Dances became a regular feature of high schools and colleges.

While the holiday's general popularity has waned over the decades, it seems to me we webcomic artists, the spiritual heirs of the cartoonists of old, should at least make note of this day.

Comments:

Stever 13th Nov 2014, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Stever
I recently read a bio on Al Capp and learned all about this phenomenon. Great drawing!
CyberSkull 13th Nov 2014, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
I'm totally fine with a beautify nude woman hauling me off…