Monday, April 01, 2013

April Rules

Sunday Meskin Mess

For years I have been reserving the Sundays for Mort Meskin, but lately I seem to have run out of scans to share. I do have a load of Prize books with his work - a rarely seen period - but I have to scan those in first and would prefer to do whole books (and sell them) to doing just the Meskin stories. Unfortunately I have other scan projects going (inlcuding a book I am working on). So I am not done with Meskin, but please be patient.

For now I have a selection of Prince Albert Ads, some of which I have shown before. At that point on eof my regulars added the information that the first few (in fact all that were done before 1940) were by Abby and Slatts artist Raeburn, who was indeed one of the early heroes of comic strip advertising. I never found out who did the Wonders of America series, but if you look at the new October 1942 ad Ihave added, it is amazing how a different artist than Mort Meskin could wind up in the same stilistic area. Meskin himself was still learning his craft at that time, but to me the similarities are remarkable.


fortunato said...

A couple ads are by Nick Afonsky?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Don't know him, but I will look into it. Which ones (which period)?

fortunato said...

Afonsky was principally the artist of LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY (Sundays only) and MING FOO.

Prince Albert April 24 1938 and January 2 1939 seems by him.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Still curious who did the Wonders of Amrca, though. It sems as if we know more about the thirsties than the forties and fifties.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

The thirsties? Now my typos are just getting rediculous!