OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY!
We begin year #11 today!
Okay, so this strip contains a corny gag.
Have some cake on Lum!
Er, I mean, let’s celebrate!
Our audio cast this week:
Lum: Tim Hollis
Abner, Mousey: Donnie Pitchford
Announcer: Dr. Joe Oliver
Dick Huddleston: Sam Brown
Music: Marc Ridgeway
Cake baking: The Pine Ridge Ladies Auxiliary
Click to listen:
The first Lum and Abner comic strip appeared on Ethan C. Nobles’ FirstArkansasNews website on Thursday, May 12, 2011. That strip continued to be displayed as we worked to drum up interest. Finally, the comic strip was officially launched on Sunday, June 5, 2011, 10 years ago yesterday! Since today is the first Sunday of June 2021, we’re recognizing the anniversary today!
Many thanks to all our sponsors, editors, and audio talent for making this anniversary possible!
Left-to-right: Donnie Pitchford, Tim Hollis, John Knuppel, Sam Brown.
Pitchford, Hollis and Brown are co-founders of The National Lum and Abner Society and Mr. Knuppel is the only perfect attendance member who was present at all the NLAS Conventions! This photo was taken during an NLAS program at the 2011 Lum and Abner Festival in Mena, Arkansas during which the official launch of the Lum and Abner comic strip was announced!
Click here for the audio to that very first strip:
The very first Lum and Abner comic strip!
Just “igganore” Dick’s “innastructions” about how to listen because that link is above!