Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

If and when I get to do my proposed book School of Rembrandt (a study with samples of all Milt Caniff imitators) it should probably include this strip as well. Not because the art is so very much inspired by Caniff, but becue the artist Frank Engli worked as his assistant for many years and provided the distinctive lettering for Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon. The samelettering is seen here and it give the rather mundane strip and gags a classy look.


Brett Koth said...


Do you know when this ran?


Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

“with samples of all Milt Caniff imitators”

That is an infinite set.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Daniel: yeah, that could be a problem, especially if you take in all comic book artists. Still, if I limit myself to those actually using the total look (at some point) I end up with a list of only ten or so... Raab, Andriola (early on), Graff, Robbins, Bailey, Wunder, Barrow, Elias, Overgard, Kotzky, Sickles, Norris, Draut... Engli for the letters, with Tuska, Morisi and Tumlinson in the maybe corner.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Brett: this strip ran from 1941 to 1944 in the Chicago comic book that also had Mr. Ex and Vera West.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Daniel: and Richard Fletcher deserves a mention for Surgeon Stone.