Friday, January 03, 2014

Second Raymond

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.


Unknown said...

Since you're on a Paul Norris kick and you have access to Old Fulton, why not post his Geriatrix panels?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

According to Alan Holtz they are hard to find, but I will have a look.

tom said...

Hi Ger,
Do you recall where you got those Brick Bradford strips from? Thanks, Tom

Rich Clabaugh said...

I own some Norris originals, I never found out where they where from (Pulps?) I need to scan them in at some point.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

@Tom: The Brick Bradford scans were from, a pay site I no longer am on, because they upped their price too much (and can do so again without telling me once a year). But it's all over, my guess s there will be many on as well.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

@Rich: Well, if they are square and have a letter abbreviation on them, they are from his KF serial illustration work. I have found a lot of his stories (as well as some with similar sized illustrations by Ed Cartier) and a third, as yet unidentified illustrator). Please scan them. I'd love to see even one.