Everyone has been linking to this, but we won’t be left out of the fun: Rger Clark’s gallery of the “Autumn Walk” strips from Gasoline Alley.

Appreciation of nature and the passing of the seasons was always well-noted in Gasoline Alley, and these themes achieved their most memorable expression in the annual autumn walk Sunday page. This series of pages is perhaps the longest standing tradition in the American comic strip, and the run includes some of the most beautiful Sunday pages ever done, occasioning the kind of musings King loved to engage in, in addition to the beautiful art and a bright autumn color palette.

Indeed, there is nothing in life finer than a walk through a crisp, flaming Autumn forest. Thank God for such days, and for Frank King.