A Marks The Mouse
Tuesday Comic Strip Day.
After showing the silent Mickey Mouse Sunday from 1942, I decided to go and find a onger run of Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey. I had a month's worth of dailies from the Asian Edition of The Stars and Stripes, a wonderful paper for any strips that are in there with the best quality reproduction I have found on all of the microfiche scans on NewspaperArchive. In March 1955 they expanded their comics strip run with a full pages of new strips, including Mickey Mouse. Most of their strips were not reprinted on the day they were originally in the the US. The Mickey Mouse run, although started in mid March, they start from jJanuary 17th. Turns out I chose one of the longest stories Gottfredson and Bill Walsh did, so you'd better sit down for this one. The actual story started earlier in January, so we are missing the start. But you can figure it out as it goes along. Finding and clipping the scans was a bit of a repetetive job, so I have actually missed a few dalies along the way. And since the daily dates are not corresponding with the publication date going back to find those is not something I am looking forward to. So, I hope you can ignore those gaps and enjoy the beauty of Gottfredson's lively art.