Monday, November 04, 2013

Wilbert The Wenace

Monday Cartoon Day.

In the late Fifties style chamleo Gil Fox did a small panel called Wilbert, which was little more than a Dennis the Menace imitation. Fox drew this in a simplifie version of Hank Ketcham's style, one of several he mastered. At the sae time he may have already been assisting Dik Brwone on Hi and Lois and the Tracey Twins in Boy's Life. He did this so expertly, that it is hard to see when exactly he joined Dik. Since the character set in Wilbert was so similar to Dennis the menace, I gues he got stuck with second rate Dnnis jokes as well. The art is competent, as always with Fox and the small and presumably cheap panel had a respectable run of a couple of years.

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