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Priscilla’s Pop was an American gag-a-day comic strip drawn by Al Vermeer. Syndicated by the Newspaper Enterprise Association, it ran from 1946 until 1983.

Edmund R. “Ed” Sullivan drew the strip after Vermeer’s retirement in 1976. It came to an end on September 11, 1983.

The strip featured Priscilla Nutchell, a young girl who was obsessed with the idea of owning a horse, and her parents Hazel and Waldo Nutchell. Other characters in the strip were her older brother Carlyle, her two young friends Hollyhock and Stuart, and her dog Oliver.

A constant theme of the strip was Waldo’s lunch, which consisted of eating mashed potato sandwiches to save money until the mortgage was paid. Another theme was Priscilla’s yearning for her very own horse. Sometime before the strip ended, money was found in the family budget to buy a horse. Waldo, however, was still eating mashed potato sandwiches.

17 pages/strips Priscilla’s Pop Various

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