Saturday, November 28, 2015

Holy Moly

Saturday Leftover Day

No matter how succesful you were as a cartoonist, for every artist working in the forties and fifties, getting a newspaper strip or at least a daily cartoon pamel was othe Holy Grail. Cartoonist Hoff was one of the last ones to have some sort of succes. In 1959 he found buyers for a very small daily cartoon, which vouldbe added to any newspaper. Unfortunately, it didn't last very long. After a couple of months, the panel stopped and Hoff returned to normal cartooning.

Hand Where I Can See 'M, Mister!

Friday comic book Day.

Enough already with the Jack Sparling! Only thing is, ever since I started showing some of his stuff from the early fifties I com eacross more and more interesting stories he did. After working on Hap Hopper and Claire Voyant for most of the forties he developed a very mature style. In fact, I find it hard to believe he didn't work with or for Will Eisner. His storytelling and panel to panel transitions are that good. Here are all three stories he did for Billy the Kid #9 with as a bonus the more often reprinted Pot-Shot Pete story by Harvey Kurtzman.