C.A. Voight's Betty is a real charmer. If you enjoyed Voight's illustrative work on Petey Dink, I have a feeling you're really going to flip for this. Betty was a Sunday only feature and the Voight uses the full page to deliver some beautiful work. The humor is of the light hearted variety that seems to characterize those "girl" strips of the 20's, as the ad says "if you like girls in pretty clothes, humorous ideas well drawn--look for Betty every Sunday." I think that sums it up pretty well. We have fun at the beach, hi-jinx on the golf course, and hormones running wild in the office. Throw in some slap-stick with Betty's father and the bases are well covered.
I don't know where I came across this idea--and true to form I can't find it as I type this--but somewhere, I swear, I read that Betty is connected to Russ Westover's Snapshot Bill. I'm not buying it...sure, Bill's gal is named Betty and I suppose if you really squint she might start to resemble the titular star of this feature, but that seems like a real stretch. Do any of you comic strip historians out there know the real story about this? Or is this something I dreamed up? Clear this up for me, please! And in the meantime, enjoy some Betty Sunday pages.
By C.A. Voight