Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Long, Tall and Handsome

Tuesday Advance Post.

When I get back from France, I promiss to give you more of this...

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Formula Work

Sunday Quick Fix.

More Meskin Magic.

From Adventure Comics #106:

Create a new Post

Friday Comic Book Day.

Those of you who have read my article in Alter Ego #86 will know that I think Howie Post wrote his own material in Stan Lee's Mad imitations Riot, Wild and Crazy and that I find it quite poor both story- and art-wise. Infact I think everything Howard Post did for Timely (as Marvel was then called by most porfessionels) is below the standard of the rest of his work. It may not have helped that he wrote it himself, or maybe he just thought the paid too little. Here re two samples of other stuff he did for Timely. A 'horror' story for Marvel Tales, which shows his scratchy 'serious' style. And the lead story plus a one page gag from Monkey and the Bear #3. Monkey and the Bear was an attempt at a kid animal book. Som eof those were stilling pretty well in the mid-fifties, so ~ guess Martin Goodman ordered Stan Lee to create one as well and Stan turned to Post, who had been know for that sort of thing in the previous decade. Or Post came in with the book and sold it to them, I don't know. I know there are several people on the internet who think everything Post did is just wonderfully designed, but I fail to see the qualities in this. I don't even like the design of the characters.

From Marvel Tales #131:

I Never Said I was Anything Else

Thursday Story Strip Post.

I'll be off to France fo the next ten days (burglers be warned; there will be a house sitter ad there is nothing to steal except for old paper) and I still don't now how to program ahead, so I will have to leave you with some stuff for the next couple of days. First, here's my thursday regular Tom Corbett post.

Smoke Gets In Your paper

Wednesday Advertising Day.

One of the most consistant of all comic strip using companies was Camels. They did various series of comic strip ads all through the forties and fifties, before switching to those much hipper photo ads in the sixties.It may have seemed they were aiming at kids witht their comic strip ads, but in hindsight it was more of a reflection of the perception from the froties and fifties that newspaper strips weren't for kids alone, or even primarily.

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