Post by sim on Sept 5, 2022 15:22:14 GMT
Wow, I've never seen that Sunday page before! This Goof-kid seems to be a bit younger than the Gilbert we're familiar with nowadays, but this Sunday page could probably take place when he was younger. The only problem would be if Gilbert's age doesn't match up with Morty's. I'm not familiar enough with Morty & Ferdie and Gilbert to know what their ages should be in relation to each other.
At any rate, this Sunday page is a great find! I know it's an "if", but these relatives of Goofy are to my knowledge currently the best candidates for Gilbert's parents! Needless to say an important piece of the puzzle!
By the way, does anyone have access to a higher resolution version of the Sunday page? It would be great to really get a good look at these Goofy relatives!
The Gonzales page was published in newspapers on May the 30th, while Gilbert debuted in the comics on April the 22nd. Could Walsh have been inspired by it? That would make it the second ever appearance of Gilbert.
I don't know about difference in age between GIL and MF (I think I only read one —at least recently— story in which they appear together, and he is really unpleasant in that one), but I have always seen him as a littler kid.
Those people sitting with Goofy in the Sunday page would be the perfect couple of parents for Gilbert because the father looks like Goofy while the mother is a stranger (as it is implied in the comics).