Sunday, July 31, 2011

State of the Ward

Monday Cartoon Day.

On some Auction site (I think it was the current HA auction) I found these three small cartoons by artist George Ward. He was either an very competent inker on Walt kelly's Pogo strip or at some times the ghost for the Sunday pages. Opinions differ. These certainly show the influence.

No Small Matter

Sunday Meskin Measures.

A dull set of scans hides a pretty amazing story this time. The dummy is back and he hides with his ilk, a theatre full of midgets of all races. They don't discriminate, you see. In the proces we get to see the Dummy's small car as well. Doesn't seem very handy for a quick getaway. And why does the vendor in the page before the last have such a large thumb?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Toot-toot, Captain

Saturday Leftover Day.

In my continuing efforts to help the Fawcett fans compile a list of all Capatain Tootsie ads, I set aside news one whenever I come across them and place them here. I think these ads were done twice weekly for at least two years. Most of them were then adapted to the comic book pages, where they were use in almost every genre from every publisher sometimes more than once as you can see from the first three here. If I am correct there are at least 260 of them and possibly more. To that I have added a couple of Sunday paper samples, including a new color scan by myself.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Health, Education and Propaganda

Friday Comic Book Day.

Like many comic strip enthousiasts who collect stuff from the fifties, I am a big fan of the work of Joe maneely. For more than ten years he did jus about every genre for Stan Lee and was said to be Lee's favorite artist until his untimely death in 1957. Where he would have ended up no one knows, but this education comic from later in his career shows what he could have done. It's not much seen, so I am glad to be able to show it here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cynthia, Oh Cynthia, Say have you met Cynthia?

Thursday Story Strip Day.

I am continuing my run of 1948 Cynthia Sundays by Irving Novick, with one missing evenry month. I hope to one day go back and fill in the missing Sundays and dailies of this remarkable early soap strip, but at least now I have a basis.