Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Energizing Mr. Philips

Monday Cartoon Day.

Irving Philips is best know for his silent gag strip Mr. Mum, which ran from the late fifties til the early seventies as a daily panel and Sunday strip. Before that Philips worked as a cartoonist, but before that he had another strip that was much less fanciful. It ran in selected papers in the early fifties, usually as a square of four panels. Apparently there was a cartoon version as well, whichmakes me think it started life as a regular cartoon series for on eof the weekly's (or a proposal for one). I have shown some of these before, but the (original) cartoon is a new find.

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