The Last of The Mo/Hogans
Sunday leftover Day.
As promised here are some of the goodies Irv Spector's son Paul sent me.
Tuesday we had some discussion about Indians with unions and Paul sent me this 'related' panel.
It was apparently taken from one of the strips Spector drew after the cancellation of Coogy to try and transform it into a 'regular' daily (and Sunday) strip. According to Paul his father drew and redrew so many versions of this strip idea that he isn't even sure if it was ever submitted to a syndicate. It seems Spector started out with the Coogy and Mo duo, keeping them in their original setting. Pretty soon they were transformed into really human indians instead of animals and at some point it seems Coogy even disappeared or, as Paul puts it, 'got anglicised'.
These are interesting to see as well, because they show Spector's pencilling at that time. His inking was so impressive and stylized that it can be hard to see his pencilling style. Paul has also assisted some cartoon industry historians in getting his father's storyboard from the early sixties shown to the world, but there his work is often so sketchy and simple (dictated by the needs of the storyboard and the television cartoons they were made for), that it can't be seen as his 'real style' either. The first one has a union theme as well. Enjoy.