Saturday, August 16, 2014

Acid Free

Saturday Leftover Day.

Not many great new newspaper strips were adden in the seventies. In the history of the comic strips there are these periods when the old and tired strips are winding down and there seems to be no room for new talent. The eighties was terrible that way. In the seventies, at least some of the old greats were still doing fine (strips like B.C, The Wizard of Is and Beetle Bailey were still surprisingly fresh). But there were some highlights, like this typical seventies strip by Howard Post. Featuring not the kind of drop-outs the seventies usually generated, but still highly likebal and well drawn.


rodineisilveira said...

The Dropouts comic strip was created in 1968 by Howard "Howie" Post and distributed for the newspapers from the whole world by United Media/United Feature Syndicate.
Howard Post produced this comic strip until 1982.
We cannot forget that Howard Post also drew for comic books, more exactly for Harvey Comics, where he draw stories of characters as Hot Stuff, Casper, Wendy, Spooky, Nightmare and Little Audrey.

rodineisilveira said...

Ger Apeldoorn,

We cannot forget of another comic strip created in the 70s, which ended being a big hit in the newspapers from the whole world.
I'm refering to the Hagar The Horrible comic strip, created in 1973 by the late Dik Browne and distributed for the newspapers from the whole world by King Features Syndicate.
Nowadays, this strip is produced by the Dik's son, Chris Browne.