Friday, August 20, 2010

Bringing Back Father

Saturday lftover Day.

Since I did a couple of black and white Bringing Up Father pages, here are two color samples I scanned in this week.

Jan 12 1936:

Sept 25 1938:


Smurfswacker said...

These Sunday pages really show off McManus' artwork. I think he's underrated because his strip, like Blondie, ran way past its prime while telling the same joke over and over.

The backgrounds are great. You say Zeke Zekely did them? I met Zeke a couple of times years ago when I first came to L.A. As I recall he'd taken over the P.S. magazine contract after Eisner quit. I was a newbie and too terrified to accept his offer to drop by, so I never got to know him.

I enjoy punning names, and "Otto B. DePorted" is a winner.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Otto B. Deported is great and caught my eye as well. As someone who apreciates European strips, you might also appreciate the fact that McManus influenced Tintin's Hergé's creation of his 'ligne clair' style (although he probably was influenced more in the early thirties. What struck me was the fact that the Otto B. DePorted joke could have appeared in Tintin as well. Imagine Jiggs as the newly rich Captain Haddock of the later albums, Maggie as Bianca Castafiore and Mr. and Mrs. Deported as some guest of hers while she is staying at Haddock's castle and you have a perfect Tintin sequence such as the ones he used to counterpoint his more serious main stories.