Saturday, January 25, 2020

War Effort

Saturday Leftover Day.

No much to see today, but as we say in Holland: "Het komt van een goed hart"" it comes from a good heart. A four page article from the June 1951 issue of The American Legion.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Hiyo, Hopalong!

Sunday Deja Vu Day

I don't know what's holding up a complete reprint of Dan Spiegle's Hopalong Cassidy, one of the most consistantly readable western strips of the fifties. Must be some copyright issue, because otherwise it would seem like a nabrainer to me. Here is a longer sequence I managed to pul from a papr that did six dailies a week on one page.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Good Enough Rogoff

Saturday Leftover Day.

Continuing my run of strips clipped from the rare American Air Force Features amp newspaper Sunday ection, here is a strip tat was done by Herb Rogoff, whom I suspect being the editor or more involved in the production of this paper than some of the other artists. Although he did little cartooning in his career, he has a nice enough style. The first one is in color and comes from the one issue of this rare magazine I have.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

He Was In The Army Then

Sunday Been Here Before Day.

I have shown some material of the army Sunday Newspaper section by the American Air Force Features over the last half year. This paper, which was distributed to army camp newspapers between 1955 and the mid sixties (I still don't know the end date) had short features drawn by familiar cartoonists as well as a couple of names primarilly known from comics. Vic Martin fits both categories. He was a regular at AAFF almost from the beginning and although I have never seen the later years of this paper, I guess he was there until the end. ith the second issue he took over The Little Colonel from Fred Balk, who had originated it with issue #1 (although neither of them may have been the writer). He other series was Phineas Fogg and Cockleberry, which was more of the same.