Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don't Just Stand There, Say Something!

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

Over the years I have shown many samples of Howie schneiders wonderful The Circus of P.T. Bimbo. Most of my self scanned samples came from the early years of the strip, which begin in 1975. I recently came across a lot of Sundays that were done in much later. Apparently the strip ran all of 1980 and even beyond. Together with some color scans I may or may not have shown yet, here are the last month of 1979 plus the forst three of 1980. Sadly, you can see the decline of the American comic strip if you compare the earlier ones to the later ones. PLike many strips in the late seventies, the shrinking of the size and the step to use four instead of three strips to a page, often meant a lot of the movement and cartooning left the strips and what remained was hardly moving characters and dialogue. At least with Bimbo, these were still great.

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