Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Watch This Space

Tuesday Confession Day.

For seven years I have upload stuff to this blog daily. These weeks things have been slowing down. In fact, the lag is so big it's starting to become a problem. The reason is of course I have been busy. But not in the way you may think. The real reason I have fallen behind in adding posts is the fact that my scanner broke down last year and I have been putting of getting a new one - since it would including having to buy a new printer, computer, several programs, to bring the whole thing up to speed. One won't work without the other, etc. And since work is going on alongside this blogging thing, I have slowly run out of material. Well, not material, as you can see from the photo I uploaded, but scanned material.

I hope you will bear with me while I try to sort out this problem and after that I will shwer you with my trademark extra special stuff, self canned and in full color. Drop by every now and then. I will add posts, but you'll know when I get started for real again.


The Art of Bob Chambers said...

Don't sweat it, Ger. I will be patiently waiting.
Also, it's funny I was just looking at the original art for Mrs. Lyon's Cubs here and you happen to show the printed comic section in your photo! http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=185039

jhegenbe said...

Sorry for your confusion. I was actually hoping you were off on a relaxing vacation or something nice like that. Bon chance.

Mike Lynch said...

Come back soon, Ger! We will miss you!

rnigma said...

I know Stan Lee wrote at least three non-Marvel newspaper strips:
"Mrs. Lyons' Cubs" (drawn by Joe Maneely)
"Willie Lumpkin" (Dan DeCarlo)
"The Virtue of Vera Valiant" (Frank Springer)
Were there any others?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Stan Lee wrote a couple of Howdy Doody gags for Chad Grothkopf's Sunday only version januari 1951. How many exactly I don't know but he only signed four. He then took over the newspaper version of My Friend Irma with Dan DeCarlo in the second half of 1952. DD Degg wrote an article about that in Hogan's Alley #16. In the late fifties he got in touch with newspaperstrip agent Toni Mendez to try and sell something, anything. Her files were donated to Ohio State university and I have used them for an article on Lee's efforts to get out of comics in the late fifties up till the superhero resurgence. Mrs. Lyon and Willie Lumpkin were part of that last effort. After that he did a photo strip feature in the late seventies called Who Said That, which is featured on my blog and Vera Valiant. I have about all Valiant's Sundays and they are on my to scan pile as well.

Rich Clabaugh said...

You've given us so much wonderful comic art over the years Ger, thank you so much! I hope all goes well and I can't what to see what you have coming in the future!