Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ring A Buell?

Wednesday Advertising Day.

Marge Henderson's LittleLulu had a huge career in many different media, but most of them were produced without Henderson's help. The original panel cartoon serie ran in The Saturday Evenng Post from 1935 to 1944. In the ealry forties Paramount Pictures started a cartoon series that ran from 1943 to 1948. In that same period, she also appeared in Four Color Comics series and was such a succes that she was eventually spun-off in her own series. This series (and others with other characters from the strip) was originally written and drawn by John Stanley and has a huge following among comic book artists. From 1950 to 1968 there also was a newspaper strip version and in the early sixties she was featured in a couple of new cartoons. The only version that Marge Henderson seemed to have been involved with (at least to my eye) was the Kleenex newspaper ad series that ran in the forties and fifties. If it was indeed by Henderson, she proves here that she could do continuity. And pretty good, too.

1 comment:

Rich Clabaugh said...

Great post Ger! I'm a big fan of Little Lulu and I'd never know about the newspaper comics, thanks!