Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Love and Crickets

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

Blog favorite Grodo was started in the war years by former Disney animator Gus Arriola. He had to suspend the strip when he went to war, but he restarted it after the war. Although it started out as a continuity strip, it ended up being one of the most wonderful poetic and funny strips ever, especially in the well designed Sundays. Arriola had the trick of playing games with his name as well, which you should look out for.

Whenever I come across some of those Sundays, I usually clip them. Not always, because sometimes they were so brightly colored that they just don't work in a black and white scan. Here's what I have got the last couple of months - with some of those rare selfscanned early fifties Sundays in color.

1 comment:

Rich Clabaugh said...

Thanks Ger! LOVE the Gordo stuff, much appreciated!