Tuesday Comic Strip Day.
In the early sixties the simple graphic qualities of the 'modern' style had paved the way for more simple, childlike styles. The first to benefit from that was Jack Mendelsohn with his faux child's comics Jacky's Diary, many of which I have shown here in color. I was surprised to find another similar strip from the same time. This time it was not done as a gag, but pretty serious, by an artist who mainly worked for children. I couldn't find much about Marion Abeson, except her obituary.
"Marion Abeson, a writer of songs for children, died of colon cancer Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 75 years old.
Burl Ives, the Weavers and others recorded 180 of Miss Abeson's songs. She wrote ''Playtime With Music,'' a children's songbook, and a series of short children's plays about health for the American Medical and Dental Associations. She also created a syndicated comic strip, ''Willie Woo.'"
These images are from the now defunct Google Newspaper Search and I would love to see some color samples, if anyone has any.