Mort Walker and Neal Walker, 1992, bronze
University of Missouri campus, Reynolds Alumni Center
Maryland and Conley Avenues, Columbia, MO
Comic-strip character Beetle Bailey is depicted in bronze as he lounges on graffiti-covered bench. Created by MU alumnus Mort Walker and his son, Neal, the sculpture was unveiled during the university’s 1992 homecoming celebration. Beetle’s shoe sports the signatures of both the artists.