Monday, November 24, 2014

Dry Spell

Monday Cartoon Day.

Barney Tobey was a solid mid range cartoonist, who did a lot of work for Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post and magazines like that. When those markets dried up, he did not turn to girly cartoons like many of his peers. Fortunately, he was able to stay selling his dry humor to the New Yorker and became one of their most familiar contributors.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Horse Love

Sunday Meskin Measures.

Helping the Digital Comics Meseum with their Prize collection I have been scanning some of my books. For their incomplete set of Real West Romances I scanned the missing middle section, completing this rather grand and early Mort Meskin story.


Socko

Saturday Leftover Day.

Here's an oddity. From smalltime publisher Avon, this is Cowpuncher. The inking looks to me like taht of George Roussos, who was not a regular at this company.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fawlty Basil

Not every story in Timely's Powerhouse Pepper series was drawn by Basil Wolverton, but these sure were!

Murphy's Flaw

Thursday Story Strip Day.

There are two periods when Murphy Anderson drew Buck Rogers. One short period in the late fifties (before George Tuska took over) and one earlier one in the late forties. Clearly not yet the illustrative giant he would become, but even in this condition they are great to see.