Saturday, October 03, 2015


Saturday Leftover Day.

Working on an article for the upcoing 70th birthday of Dutch artist Daan Jippes, I gathered all of the single page Pep Spotter gags he did for Pep weekly in 1970/1973. At that same time he was working on his first (and for a long time only) strip Bernard Voorzichtig and here we see the same shift in style that occurred in the early seventies when he discovered his love for Disney (and especially Floyd Gottfredson and Carl Barks). These mildly satirical gags are in Dutch, so you just have to admire the variety of styles Daan put down even then. I added to that an interview that was done with him at the start of Berbard Voorzichtig, showing a selfportrait and a couple of images of that great first strip.

Lessons To Be Learned

Friday Comic Book Day.

I am still selling my Timely/Atlas books on Ebay and I am pleased to note that this week the war books seem to be going quicker than the horror books. One of the reasons seems to be that those buyers that got a couple last time around, are coming back for more. And rightly so. In the later run of War Comics, which is up now, Stan Lee, Don Rico and their crew started telling stories about historical wars and figures. It started with WWII and Adolf Hitler, but soon they branched out to other historical subjects. A seperate study could be made of this very lifely and interesting subgenre.

War Comics 24: Joe Maneely on the Siegfried Line.

War Comics 25: Arthur Peddy on the start of WWII.

War Comics 25: Al Carrero on the British in India.

War Comics 25: Russ Heath on the battle of Dieppe.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Graff Spot

Thurday Story Strip Day.

Continuing from last week, here is another month of Mel Graff's Patsy in Hollywood.