One Man's Family
Monday Cartoon Day.
Bud Blake is a cartoonist's cartoonist. I know many people who like his style and have been influenced by it. But most of them won't dare admit it, because his most famous strip, Tiger, is also a bit dull. It is no Family Circus, but it didn't sparkle with wit either. What didn't help was the fact that it seems to have stayed the same for over forty years. Much more interesting is the eleven year running daily panel Bud Blake did. Sarcastic and downbeat in a way that typifies the late fiftiesmodern style I like so much - and in total contrast with the ultimately sappy kid humor (however nonconformist he may have thought it was) he was creating with Tiger.