Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Yum-Yum Kid

Thursday Comic Strip Day.

To go with yesterday's Dave Gerard cartoons, here is an overview of his strip Will-Yum, which started in the early fifties and ran until the late sixties. As cute as it may seem to us now, in it's own time it may have gone on a bit too long and have been a bit old hat towards the end.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cartoons With A View

Monday Cartoon Day.

Dave Gerard started selling cartoons in 1932. His his/her cartoon Viewpoint was a regular feature in Collier's before he turned it into a daily panel. After that he launched Will-Yum. In the late fifties he added a series called City Hall. I have shown both here in michrofiche and original scans. I have a huge load of new magazines waiting to be scanned with lots of cartoons by all my favorites (Walker, Ketcham and Gerard) as well as illustrated biograhies of Walker and Gerard. I will try and ad Gerard's piece tomorrow. I kove his loose line, surprisingly modern for his time and age. I wonder how much he influenced Mort Walker.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Back To Black

Sunday Meskin Measures.

As I said, there were only three Meskin/Robinson stories in Black Terror. Today I show the last one (actually the first in the book). I am adding the fourth story in the ook, which was signed by George Roussos and Ralph Mayo. Mayo had in interesting career, working with such diverse talents such as Frank Frazetta, George Roussos and Al Williamson. In the meantime those of you who only visit on sundays, may want to have a look ate the solo Robison work I shared last Friday.