Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jeanie manipulation.

Thurday story day.

Continuing my run of the 1952 Gill Fox/Selma Diamond strip Jeanie, taken from scans of the originals at the archives of Heritage Auctions. We're now into august 1952 and the run is pretty continuous. If you want to follow the story, I urge you to start at the previous post.

But first this.. in the interview in the first or second of the recent books reprinting Mary Perkins, Leonard Starr says he was discouraged to do a strip about a girl trying to make it as an actress, because the idea had been tried several times and failed. Jeanie obviously was one of these tries, but there had been others. To kick of the return of Jeanie, here is a tabloid Sunday of Mel Casson's It's Me, Dilly. Casson was an interesting figure in the fifties newspaper comics scene and I'll get round to him sooner or later. Sadly, he died recently as well. So maybe a little tribute to him is in order (as soons as I have my facts in order). Anyway, here he is trying a much more serious style than he later would use...



And now for our main feature...














2 comments:

Chuck Wells said...

All of these strips were lovely, Ger. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Karswell said...

Love the Dilly page... are there alot of these? She's cute, and I love the last panel, not to be crude but listen to what she's saying and look at her fingers... is she sort of making a naughty hand gesture?