Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Curious Case of the Shoe Ads n the Late Forties

Wednesday Advertising Day.

I am always looking for oddball comic strip ads and this one caught my eye today. I have never seen an ad look so much like Bill Elder's work. And although he probably still had the advertising agency with Harvey Kurtzman and Charlie Stern in the socalled charles william harvey studio (no capitals), he was spending more and more time inking John Severin in stories for Standard and Prize. Still, it's worth a look. As far as I can see, these three were the only ones.


jhegenbe said...

Sorry, Ger. I don't see Harv or Willy. Looks like Al Plastino pencils to me. Thanks for sharing.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Yeah, I asked Glen Bray and he didn't see it as well. I usually have a rule - if it looks like it could be someone, it usually isn't. Al Plastino is a good guess, although he is such a chameleon, I couldn't say positively. I was leaning towards one of the Roy Rogers ghosts, Hi Mankin.