Columbia, Missouri: Bronze Beetle Bailey

Comic strip artist Mort Walker was a University of Missouri alumnus. He designed and paid for this statue, which was unveiled in 1992. Beetle sits at a table with a beer.

Reynolds Alumni Center

Address:
Conley Ave., Columbia, MO
Directions:
In front of the Reynolds Alumni Center on the University of Missouri campus. I-70 exit 126. South on Hwy 163/Providence Rd almost two miles, then left onto Turner Ave. The Alumni Center is one block north, on Conley Ave.
Admission:
Free
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Beetle Bailey Statue

On the University of Missouri campus there is a life-size statue of Beetle Bailey as a college student. Mort Walker (the writer of the Beetle Bailey comic strip) was a student at the University and started the comic strip there with Beetle as a college student.

[Bryan, 02/17/2002]

The statue was erected in front of the alumni center in 1992; cartoonist and alum Mort Walker attended the dedication.

Statue Salutes Beetle Bailey Creator

A half-ton bronze statue of Beetle Bailey is being moved to the University of Missouri campus where the lay-about enlisted man cartoon character was conjured. Mort Walker created Bailey while hanging out at a local beer joint called The Shack, which burned down in 1988.... [06/19/1999] Complete News Story

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