Will It Ever Happen?
Monday Cartoon Day.
Another batch of Bud Blake's daily cartoons I built up over the last few months. It is getting harder and harder to see which ones I did and did not use before. As I have said before, he did more then ten years of these cartoons. I especially like the really dark ones he used to do at the end of the year, something he lost when he started doing Tiger. In fact, he lost the darkness in his humor a well.
I would love to be the one to pick some of these for a book collection. I see two possibillities. Either someone doe a complete reprint series, starting in late 1954 on to 1966 (if my dates are correct), in the manner of Fantagraphics' Dennis the Menace series. Or you can do a career reptrospective on Blake, focussing on his kids strip Tiger, but prefacing it with a huge introduction featuring the best of these cartoons and lots of his color covers for The American Weekly. Would you buy either of these?