Friday, September 07, 2012

Mad Man

Wednesday advertising day.

Elmer Wexler was one of the mainstays of Johnstone and Cushing, the advertising company that produced most of the newspaper comic ads in the forties and fifties. Neal Adams tells how he was taught how to apply himself by Wexler at the satrt of his career. Since he did very little work outside of Johnstone and Cushing and signed none while there, it is very hard for me to identify his style. He did a newspaper strip in the midforties and one before that for the hard to get PM newspaper. So I was very pleased to run across some pretty rare signed comic book art from the late forties. I have added some more Rusty and Dusty ads, which are supposed to be by Wexler.

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