Friday, December 20, 2019

Star Performance

Saturday Leftover Day.

When I was in New York in 2014 I did some on site microfiche research (which now sadly has been removed from their central location, I understand). I especially looked at their files of the New York Star, a one year only continuation of the liberal PM paper. The Star had the benefit of having Walk Kelly on staff, who used this period not only to start the first newspaper strip first of Pogo (later repeated and redrawn for National distribution) but also did several political cartoons a week. Unfortunately the microfiche files of that paper were heavily scratched and the photocopies got from that unusuable. Last weeks, I have been taking time off to repair those and I am quite pleased with the results. Still not really publishable clean, but I think they work online - and they are alomist never seen. The best I ever saw were sample collections. I hope to finish what I have one day, but here is a start.


Lucas Cristovam said...

Ger, thanks for being one of the greatest blogs still active online. Found you out last year and still follow your job here. Keep the good work going! Happy Hollidays from a Brazilian fan of you and thanks again!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Thanks! If there ever is omething worthy from you country you want me to please contcat me and send scans. I know Argentinian comics, but I am not too familiar with Brasil.