Tuesday, January 31, 2012


TuesdayComic Strip Day.

I found some more samples of the best circus strip ever, including the first week and some of the rarer later ones.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Gag Masters

Monday Cartoon Day.

Virgil Partch and Hank Ketcham weren't the only cartoonists who started out in animation. Carl Barks was another famous example of someone who was capable of switchint between pitching cartoons and ideas for storyboards. Other we find in the forties were Dick Shaw (who worked with Partch on the Duck cartoons and remaned a lifelong friend), T. Hee (who most famusly diected the Dance of the Hours segment of Fantasia), Roy Williams (co-writer of Dumbo among his many accomplishments) and John Sibley (who animated Goofy in the forties and fifties). Most interesting find for me is an early cartoon of Gene Hazelton, whose ideas and style would have such an impact on Hanna-Barbara later on.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Putting Up A Fight

Sunday Meskin Measures.

Here are three more early Meskin/Robinson stories from Fightink Yank #25. I will put all these early 1948 books I have been showing the last few weeks in the right order at some point, but for now I am going backwards and forwards, because some I have to scan myself and are not done in time and others I did not think I had, but turn up anyway. But it still makes a good read.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hi-Yo, Golden!

Saturday Leftover Day.

From Golden West Love #1, here's what George Roussos was doing about a year after the Meskin/Robinson period I am covering on Sundays now.