The More the Meskin
Saturday Leftover Day.
I planned to show some work by George Tuska, but it seems I hav enot scanned in some of the pages I thought I had. So hat will have to wait, as my scanner is on te blink and I am shopping for a new one today. I did manage to scan some panel of 1966 Pogo srips for my new friend Thomas Buchanon, who is posting he whole of Walt elly's impressive and rarely seen Pogo in Pandimonium sequence (including dailies) over at a seperate blog. Follw the lnk to find that story.
I have shown samples of most of Mort Meskin's regular gigs for the fifties, except the most frequent one - his romance work for Prize. So here are two Meskin stories from one and the same book: Youn Love #31. The frst one is a pretty uncommon one, which he signed Mort. The second one is more regular (and unsigned) despite the pretty impressive spalsh page. Both show how and why he was able to do so much work. He relied on the same streotypes for most stories and used his great sense of design to cleverly choose where t in a little extra effort ad where it wasn't needed. But we start with a solo Roussos story forom the same issue. Signed as well, if I can properly read his signature. But then, he did scribble his name quite small whenever he signed. Even though it is a solo story signed by Roussos, I'd say I recognize a Meskin face on the second pane of page two and he last panel of page three.