Be Beary Beary Quiet
Monday Cartoon Day.
Two of the favorite strips on this blog and on other blogs in general are the Yogi Bear and Flintstones strips that were produced by the same team of 'Hanna-Barbera Productions', which included Gene Hazelton and Harvey Eisenberg. Not only did they produce the full color Sunday strips, but there also was a daily version of The Flintstones and in 1963 there was a daily panel with Yogi. What, a daily panel with Yogi Bear? How come I have neer heard of that? When I came zcross one of these panels by accident, I started searching the web and the nearest I came to some information was a mention on Alan Holtz' Stripper's Guide where someone asked Alan about it and he said he hasd never seen it. Now, if Alan Holtz hasn't seen it, it probably doesn't exist because he is doing the book of all strip data and he is checking it twice.
When I asked him about it again, he said he had seen it since and it seems to have run from october 12th 1962 to october 14th 1963. Or at least it did in the LA Times. In the meantime I had done some more hands om searching and found samples starting from Deceber 3rd 1962 (nothing earlier in three papers) and ending October 28th 1963 (but with an odd 'reused' panel appearing on Oct. 9th).
So it is with some pride I present here most of the firt three months of this rare Yogi Bear strip, with some of the last weeks. I found samples in three papers, none of which used the panel every day, so I had to mix and match. The strip itself seems to have been done by the same team, or at least sometimes it does. There is a telltale 'wiggle' in the panel borders which seems to appear and disappear, which might indicate some sort of switch between artists... or it might not.
Anyway, I hope the Yogi lovers will enjoy.