Sunday, January 13, 2019

Wicked Wakely

Sunday Toth Day.

I did not scan every issue of Jimmy Wakely, but fortunately there are several Toth stories in each. So there is a lot more coming. Fortunately this stry is not overwritten and leaves some room for Toth's excellent storytelling to grow.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Early Call

Saturday Leftover Day.

I have not shown any Beetle Bailey scans in such a long time, that I was shocked at seeing ow many uncleaned one I still had in my office computer. So, lete's do some of the early ones. I plan to keep this up for a couple of weeks, because it is fun to see Mort Walker (and his crew)'s progression. These are all from the second and third year. I know they were also done as three tiers, but I don't think I have ever seen one. Except for the black and white version in one of those great Egmond complete reprint books (where they did ALL of the strips in a series of two year books).


Sunday, January 06, 2019

Sing, Alex, Sing!

Sunday Sweet Toth Day

Another incredebly clever early DC story by Alex Toth. I don't know why I only scanned the first page of the third story in Jimmy Wakely #5, but I have included it anyway.


I Can If You Can

Saturday Story Strip Day.

I was lucky enough to get a long run of Val Heinz' Dawn O'Day, which I am sharing in installments whenever I have cleaned a few. For Heinz' development as an artist please follow the links.


Tuesday, January 01, 2019

All There In Black And White

Happy New Year's Day.

Before he became a regular feature at DC, Henry Boltinoff was one of the best selling cartoonists of the forties. He sold to any publication from the midrange family magazines to the lowest 'girl and gag types and everything inbetween. He had a special relationship with the firties incarnations of the old favorite from the thirties, Judge. Since I have most of those, I was able to scan all of his work, which I am sharing here in (relatively) small dosis. I hope to step up the number of posts this year again, so let's start with this extra cartoon day.