Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Howdy Coogy

Tuesday newspaper Comic Day.

In March and April of 1953 Irv Spector did another satirical series, this time targeting the popular 'singing cowboys' of movies and television. I seem to have the first and last episode of a five week story here. The first one is the sort of satire that would have appealed to Harvey Kurtzman, confronting the romantic reality of entertainment with the course reality of the real world...

March 22 1953:

April 26 1953:


p spector said...

Thanks for posting these. I'm surprised that the first tier is missing, as on my original it has always been intact, in other words, not detached and reattached as are some of my others that might have run as two tier.
Ergo, it would make better sense to those viewing it on this site that the S.P.A.W.H. the daughter speaks of in the very last panel stands for Society for the Protection Against Western Heroes, explained on a sign in the missing splash panel.

I do have both of these and would normally try and get you the original to post as well, but unfortunately every time I remove one to photograph, pieces fall off something or other. So, I hope it's understandable that I am reluctant to pull and shoot them on any occasion that you might post a color for which I have the corresponding original that is not already shot.

However, I think the inking is quite nice on these and I do have an enlarged detail of that outlaw from the first strip, which I am emailing to you (Ger), in case you want to post it alongside.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Thanks, Paul. For those intereted, I plan to show the panel Paul sent me this weekend.