Thursday Story Strip Day.
Last monday I showed one of the weekly King Features illustrated by Paul Norris. Let me show you a couple of samples of his other work, some of which is better known and some of which isn't. For some reason bogger uploaded these from bottom to top, so if you ant to read them you should start at the bottom.
And then, from October 1952, Norris took over the daily Brick Bradford from it's originator Clarence Gray. When Gray died in 1956, Norris inherited the Sunday page as well. He continued both until the strips demise in 1987.
After a stint as the illustrator for King Features' weekly serial, he took over Jungle Jim from Alex Raymond's successor Austin Briggs. I have a couple of color samples to be cleaned up as well, which I will add later.
In the early forties Pul Norris was the second of three artists on PM's Vic Jordan. The first was Elmer Wexler, then came Norris in a style that was very much influenced by Milt Caniff and Noel Sickles (as well as Mel Graff's work on Patsy and Frank Robbins on Scorchy Smith). After he left Bernard Baily took over. Now that I have found a source for PM I will show more of all of these at a later date.