Wednesday Illustration Day.
Today's post comes under the heading 'quite interesting'. Although he did the newspaper strips Conny and Rusty Riley, he started as an illustrator and kept that part of his career up while doin gthe strips. In the forties he illustrated many stories for Liberty magazine, some of which I should show some day (probably when I am ready to sell my huge collection). In the early foties he also did stories in the Book of the Month Club illustrated story series. I have three installments in my archives, but there is a lot more. Each story ran for 30 episodes (a month). Alan Holtz assembled a list here: http://strippersguide.blogspot.nl/2007/05/obscurity-of-day-book-of-month.html. Among the artists working on these were Godwin, Montgommery Flagg, Creig Flessle, Harold Foster, Neil O'Keeffe and Jack Betts.