Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Dumb Luck

 Wednesday Advertising Day

In my search for the artist who could have drawn the Fireball Twigg ad series in 1948 and 1949, one of the first names that came up ws Paul Fung. Fireball was a clear Blondie imitation and Fung had worked as Blondie creator Chic Young's assistant in the late twenties and taken over his strip Dumb Dora when he left to start Blondie. Although he surrendered the strip to Bill Dwyer in 1932, he drew the character again in the early forties for an ad campaing. So Fung had the connection to Young and the experience in drawing ad strips. Only one thing didn't fit. Paul Fung died in 1944 at the age of 47, 4 years before Fireball Twigg.

So here is Dumb Dora from 1942.

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