Monday, October 17, 2016

Something To Wet Your Parched Tongue

Monday Cartoon Day.

I have shared many samples of Virgil Partch's Sunday comic strip version of his daily cartoon Big George, but here are five that are among the earliest I have ever seen. As the story goes, Partch wanted to create his own brand of cartoons in a random cartoon feature, but since Al Jaffee was already doing that with Tall Tales and Arnold Roth had just started his Sunday only Poor Richard's Almanac, the syndicate asked him to come up with something more character based. The result was weird for a family strip, but slightly dull for Partch. The first few years, the drawing was impressive as ever, though.


Dick Buchanan said...

These Big George Sunday strips are far superior to the daily panels and these are great. As Oct 17th is VIP's 100th birthday it's a fine tribute to one of the best gag panel cartoonists of his time.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Yeah, I lucked out with that one!