Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rare Dinosaur

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

Today not much, but it is pretty rare.

Frank Engli was Milton Caniff's letterer for many years. Some of the Caniff imitators used him as well and his lettering style is very determining for the look that goes with that style. He was an artist as well and for a short time in the forties he had his own funny strip for the Sunday only special half tabloid section of the Chicago Sunday Tribune. These booklets are hard to find and pretty expensive, but they have all sorts of rare and special strips, such as Bert Whitman's Mr. Ex, Ray Bailey's Vesta West... and Rocky, the teen-age caveman.

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