Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Some Of A Gun

Monday Cartoon Day.

Every once in a while I like to show some of the week long illustrated crime stories that were sydicated by King Features in the late forties. The two main illustrators on these wer Paul Norris and Edd carrtier, both formidable draftsmen. Frank Gruber's The Murder Gun was first published in the crime pulp Clues Detective stories with illustrations by Orban. For the daily serialisation in 1948 Paul Norris provided the illustrations. Or at least, that's what I think. Although he did a single illustration for each day on the other stories I have seen, in this paper only his picture for the first day was used. At least you get a gag panel by Bill Holman for it in return.

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