Friday, December 27, 2013

Long Time Coming

Thursday Story Strip Day.

In January this year I shared all the 1954 and 1955 samples I had of Bob Lubbers and Elliot Caplin's satirical adventure strip Long Sam. As with many strips who didn't survive their first creator's death, this very funny and well drawn strip has been forgotten. I have been collecting samples of it's ten year run even before I started this blog, more than six years ago. I dealyed showing samples because I would prefer to show complete stories. But there are too many years and complete runs are hard to get, so last year I broke my silence and started showing what I have. This year I am showing all I have of 1956, in effect the second year of the strip. I do have more (unscanned) Sundays and will add them at a later point. But for now, here is something to feast your eyes on.

6 comments:

Matt Emery said...

beautiful! If you are after more Long Sam, I believe it had a lengthy run in the Australian magazine Post and a friend with a sizable collection might let me scan them...

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Sundays, dailies or both?

Matt Emery said...

i think they are just dailies, I've only seen black and white strips

Ger Apeldoorn said...

ah, well... it's the dailies that are so hard to come by in a good condition. I have lots of Sundays waiting to be scanned. So they are very welcome!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I scan at 300 dpi for my own collection. Then I reduce them to 200 dpi and safe them for the web at 50%.

Matt Emery said...

I'll see what i can track down and drop you a line!