Saturday, July 21, 2018

Fishing For Davis

Saturday Adventure Strip Day.

Getting back to The Saint, we have reached the point where it starts to get interesting. According to one of his intreviews Jack Davis tsarted working for Mike Roy on the backrgrounds of the Saint. Later dailies show me, that he was allowed to move on, and I see his hand both in the inking and some of the figures. Still, that is some months away. As we saw in the last few posts, most of 1947 seems to have been free of Jack Davis. But somewhere in November 1947 something changes in the look of the strip. I am still nog sure if that is Jack Davis' hand (as I am also not sure how many of Davis traits in his early work were a result of having worked for Roy). Becaus eof my trip to the Comic Con I am splitting my three months of Sundays over two Saturdays, so see you next week.



Saturday, July 14, 2018

Heavy Hitters

Saturday Adventure Day.

And now for somthing completely different... Arnaud W. is a fellow Dutch collector of newspaper strips from the forties and fifties, whom I got to know when we kept bidding on the same items on eBay. We agreed to send each other scans and I have benefitted from that a lot. Recently, I came across some samples of a strip I do not collect or usually scan - on the back of a full year of another strip I do want to show some day. Both are highly realistiscally drawn adventure strips, by artists who came from the magazine illustration field. Mitzi McCoy is the first and mostly forgotten strip from the later Kevin the Bold artist Kreigh Collins. Dick's Adventures was a minor series that was give the Prince Valiant treatment, but without the compelling scip, characters or setting. And no, I do not know what's up with the blue noght scenes. Is that a recurring misprint or somethng this strip did more often? there are moths between some of these strips and it keeps coming back.




Saturday, June 30, 2018

P.T. Hokum

Saturday Comic Strip Day.

Still one of the funniest strips ever, a pefect synthesis between characters, gags and funny drawing.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Saturday, June 23, 2018

It's a better title than The Sinner.

Saturday Charteris Day.

Here are the next couple of months of my (almost) complete run of The Saint Sundays. As yet, there is no Jack Davis to be seen yet.



Monday, June 18, 2018

Animal Antiques

Sunday Post Page.

Changing my posting rythm to twice a week (Saturday and Sunday) has seriously depleted the amount of visitors. Still, it suits my need at this moment and it enables me to keep coming with good stuff. No filler material here. Today I have yet another of Howie Post's Walt Kelly style Presto Pete stories, done for DC's Animal Antics.