Saturday, June 20, 2015

Pioneer Work

Thursday Story Strip Day.

On my scanning pile is a whole lot of Surgeon Stone Sundays. I have shown color and original black and white Sundays of this strip before. It is a late forties medical mystery/soap by Richard Martin Fletcher (who is not the same as the Richard Fletcher that illustrated Old Glory Story. Making things even more obscure is the fact that Richard Martin did draw a series similar to the historical adventure strip of his namesake. I never collected much of it, mainly because it is one of those strips that do not really work if you can not read it. Still, it is beautifully drawn, as you can see from these. Lloyd wendt was a Chicago journalist and writer who in 1961 became the editor of Chicago's American (later known as Chcago Today).


jhegenbe said...

We need to see much much more of this!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I was surprised at how good the earlier version looks. Later on it is a bit bland, I'd say.