Saturday, June 27, 2015

Scaring Up Some Scarbo

Wednesday Illustration Day.

Last week Alan Holtz shared a couple of scans of a George Scarbo rarity called Be Sure you're Right on hisStripper's Guide blog (along with a bio of Scarbo by regular contributor Alex Jay). Based on the succes of Ripley's Believe It Or Not, it was a series of panels filled with unknown facts or corrections of popular believe. Alan Holtz calls it a minor effort and given Scarbo's excellent work as a caricaturist a couple of years later and a funny animal cartoonist in the forties and fifties, he may be right. But I am a sucker for these kinds of facts and Scarbo's style is strong as ever. All in alle, the series ran for only two years.

No comments: