A Cosey Tale
Thursday Story Strip Day.
After having show a lot of Ray Bailey's work on this blog, I dicided to finally show you his first great solo project, Bruce Gentry. I have many assorted strips and short runs from the whole run, which was roughly from 1946 to 1952. But I did not have many complete stories and that is what I like best for this day - somthing to read. So I picked a good run from the middle of the series in 1950 and started looking for additional strips, going backwards one week at the time. And back... and back... because it seems that the lush brush style wasn't they only thing Bailey picked up from his period as an assistant on Milt Caniff's Terry and the Pirates. It's the meanering storytelling style as well where one story flows into another in such a way that it seems impossible to pinpoint where an old one ends and a new one begins. Finally,after going back two months, I decided to stop at an appropriate point and just leave it there. This means I have about five months worth of dailies to share now, which I will do in two parts. The the loss of my day is your gain... although it will take you more than a few minutes to read.