Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Yeti with Betty

Well, I'll be.

Sometimes you find the yeti showing up in unexpected places. As you know, dear reader, I have scoured the Internet for every scrap of yeti related content. How could I have possibly missed this?

From Wikipedia entry:
The Yeti with Betty was a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano, first appearing in issue 2633, dated 2 January 1993, and drawn throughout by Robert Nixon.

Sick of the cold weather and lack of company, a talking yeti flees the Himalaya by grabbing onto the wheel of a passing aeroplane, landing in the white cliffs of Dover. While there, he meets a young girl called Betty, who befriends the yeti and adopts it as her pet. The subsequent strips followed the adventures of the yeti as he tried to adjust to city life.
This is interesting to me because, as you can see from my time-line, yeti popularity was at an all-time low in the 1990's. But apparently, some British kids were having fun with him.


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