Sunday, May 30, 2010

Are We There Yet?

Monday Cartoon Day.

In the introduction if IDW's new collection of The Family Circus (part of their impressive Library of American comics) Chistopher Keane reveals that before The Family Circus his father drew a short-lived feature called Spot News. A small daily gag in a circle, to be run anywhere in the paper as a topical gag. Well, at least it was supposed to be sort of topical, but as it was drawn weeks beforehand, that proved to be a bit difficult. The result was less than satisfying to say the least. Keane was a pretty good cartoonist, but had yet to find his niche.

1 comment:

nyrdyv said...

Too bad these never took off much. The examples you provided were quite enjoyable and seemed like they would have been great additions to a daily newspaper.


Steven G. Willis