Thursday, March 31, 2011

Watch This Space

Thursday Story Strip Day.

When I started this blog, on eof the strips I showed from it's beginning was Ray Bailey's Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, which ran from late 1951 to 1953. I got as far as november 1952 before having to abandon it for other projects. But is has always been on my ind to cntinue it until you can read the entire thing on this blog.

I recently bought a new set of Sundays, which make me think I should revisit this project soon. Here are three of them, from November 1952, which is about where I left off. I have inserted them into the previous post, where I only had the black nd white version. I have left those on there, so you can see the difference between the thrie tier and the tabloid cut of this strip. I also have a few for December, so I have my work cut out for next week...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Family Man

Wednesday Advertising Day.

Two more Dik Browne ads I hadn't shared yet. Or at least I think they are. The second one is in another style, but the housewive gives him away.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Yum-Yum Boy

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

In contrast to yesterday's Wilbert, here's a kid's strip that is unjustly forgotten. Will-Yum ran for more than ten succeful years. I think it' style ws not as modern as some in the fifties and by the sixties, it was soon seen as old hat. But from a saver distance, we can see the style anew and judge it appriopriately and it turns out Will- Yum is quite funny and quite well-drawn. I have added a couple of Sundays from lter in the run, which should actually go with the second batch I might put up some day.