Man, what I wouldn't give for a complete and good run of this strip. As I have shown earlier, the strip was started by Howard Nostrand and is known for the fact that Neal Adams worked as an assistant on it. But what is less known, is that Bob Powell took over the strip after three months and ran it longer that Nostrand did in the first place. I have written an article about Powell's 'forgotten' work of his last ten years. In most hostory books it is as if he did nothing after leaving comics, while in fact he created a huge aount of wonderful work for the early Mad magazine imitations, newspaper comics such as this one, girlie magazines and of course Sick. Some of the best work of his career and some of the most intelligent. I hope one day it will be published, along with a complete run of these. Just look at that Sunday - and I only have a two tier, but they were made a three tier Sundays.
I am slowly selling my comics, cartoon and newspaper collection on Ebay. In short, when I am done scanning them and they are on the blog, I no longer need to keep the original paper. If you want to go and have a look what I have on sale now, please go to http://www.ebay.com/sch/gerapeldoorn/m.html?item=152381924308&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562. Prices are low and I combine for shipping.
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I have been doing this blog for more than seven years now. I find more and more that it is used by comic book, newspaper strip and cartoon historians as a tool for their research or additional illustrations. And I encourage that. I have larger uncleaned scans for all self scanned images on this blog for those want to use it for their book or article. Just ask and we'll get something going. Family members of artists mentioned here or anyone who is interested in donating scans is encouraged to make contact. By the way, the quickest way to reach me these days is through Facebook.
I am a Dutch television writer, who has written about comics and television for a number of publications here in Holland and in the US. I love hearing from (forgotten) artists and/or their relatives, so if you are one of those and happen upon this blog, please leave a note.