Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Original Modern (Stone Age) Family

Thursday Comic Strip Day.

Here are the Flintstone color Sundays I promised last week. For most comic strip reprint projects I feel that 'complete' is better than 'best of'. It's the only reason I a buying the new Pogo series from Fantagraphics. But here's a strip that I think could bereprinted in a simpler way. A softcover book, A4 sideways, full color, witht he best of the first five or six years of this strip, Sundays and dailies, maybe leave out som eof the more dated gags, a bit of information on the artists, maybe a cover by Dan Piraro... is it just the rights question that's holding this back. I think if the right people approached Hanna-Barbara, it would work. If they could get them to agree to a book of Alex Toth's desogns, why not this? And I do think there would be a market for it. The Flintstones comic book series was one of the best selling things in Holland all through to the eighties, even when the show was off the air.


Rich Clabaugh said...

Sign me up for a copy Ger!

joecab said...

me too!

rodineisilveira said...

This topic brings a mix of Flintstones Sunday pages: including the first ones from 1961 (drawn by Harvey Eisenberg), some ones drawn by Dick "Bick" Bickenbach, and others drawn by Gene Hazelton.