Tuesday, January 22, 2008

 

Buster's Last Hurrah

I'm guessing this constitutes Buster Brown's last appearance, in strip form at least, in the Sunday comics. This 1934 ad campaign for Buster Brown Shoes doesn't seem to have gone on very long; at least this is the only sample I can recollect seeing.

This Buster strip is penned by the great cartoonist of the Betty Sunday page, C.A. Voight. The work isn't signed but Voight's style is distinctive enough to make it an easy call.

Comments:
Hello, Allan-----I think this Buster Brown ad was a one-shot, as I never saw another, either. Voight did several early ad strips, as well, for (I think) Rinso detergent. Other retired strip characters that made their last appearance as shills include Dumb Dora,(Wheaties, ca. 1940, by Paul Fung) the Joys and Glooms,(Pepto-Bismol, 1938) Doings of the Duffs,(Jell-o, 1934, by Ben Batsford) and the Yellow Kid. (Ready-made fill-in the blanks series of ads, ca. 1910, by Outcault.)---Cole Johnson.
 
Hi Allan and Cole. No, it was NOT an one shot. Take a look at "Eccoci Ancora Qui" (I have sent the links for downloading the whole 704 page book to PlatinumAgeComics and Comic Strip Classics; see posts "Late Xmas Present from Alfredo Castelli") and you'll find a different sample at page 191 (book 03).
If you need the links for you blog, Allan, feel free to copy them

Other retired strips that resurrected as ads were The Newlyweds (Minit Rub - Drawn by an unknown artist in a style totally different from McManus', but with the same characters, see EAQ page 408); Jerry on the Job (Grape Nut Flakes, Walter Hoban, 1938; the haracter was revived again ias a regular series in 1946). Yellow Kid was featured (with pants) in advertising booklets from Graham's garden tools published in 1915 (see EAQ page 561)
Best, Alfredo
 
Hi Alfredo -
Am I understanding you correctly that you wish me to publish the links to the downloadable book here on the blog? If so I will be happy to do so. I think anyone that visits this blog would be thrilled to have access to it, but I assumed you wanted to restrict access to the CSC group.

--Allan
 
LINKS to "HERE WE ARE AGAIN!"
Hi Allan,
Sure, if you think that "Eccoci ancora qui" may be of interest to the readers of "Stripper's Guide", I'll be very happy if you publish the links to download it. The book is copmplete, 704 pages, in Italian but with about 5,000 (Five thousand!) illustrations.
Best - Alfredo
 
Hi Allan,

Here is all the listings for True Comics in Jerry Bails' Who's Who (http://www.bailsprojects.com/). Hopefully it may give some hints.
Under "True Comics"
Some have art samples showing and that may help too
Name Category Credit Tenure
ADLER, ARTHUR
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (wr/) 1946-50
ALLISON, BILL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (asst/) 1942
APPEL, GEORGE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942 unconfirmed
ASHE, EDD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Table Turned (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #26 (c) 1943 Parents Institute
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TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942-43
ASTARITA, RAFAEL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1949
BARE, AL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (wr/) 1942
BATTEFIELD, KEN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1943
BELL, FRED
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
BLAIR, JOE
Pen names
Possibly DAVID T. MARKE (MARK) at TRUE COMICS '41-45
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (wr/) 1941-c44
BLUMMER, JON
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
BORTH, FRANK
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
BRADY, BILL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
CAMPBELL, HARRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
CAPLIN, ELLIOT
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Support (publ/ed/) 1946-49 [Imprint: TRUE COMICS]
TRUE COMICS~ (ed/) 1941-43
TRUE COMICS~ (wr/) 1941-48
CARRENO, AL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1947
CAZENEUVE, LOUIS
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Basketball (ink/) in TRUE COMICS 1941 see scan 0116RicePierce
CERTA, JOE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1947
CHAPIAN, GRIEG
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (asst/) 1942
COHEN, JOEL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Text illustration (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS (c) 1946 Parents Institute
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DALY, JOHN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-46
DE LAY, HAROLD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-44
DE MARTINI, A.
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1940s unconfirmed
DE MUTH, MARTIN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (wr/) 1941-42
DILLON, CORINNE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Delaying Action (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #45 (c) 1945 Parents'
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TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942-47
DOBROTKA, ED
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
DRESSER, LAWRENCE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942-49
DRESSLER, LAWRENCE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Up from Slavery (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS (c) c1945 Parents Institute
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ELKAN, MAX
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) c1942
EVERETT, BILL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
FAGALY, AL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942-43
FANSHAW, DAN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
FASANO, JERRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1946
FERSTADT, LOU
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
FISK, HARRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42/44-47
FLINTON, BEN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
FROEHLICH, AUGUST
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
GATES, ART
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
GERSHWIN, EMIL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
GILKISON, TERRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
GILL, TOM
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (ink/) c1943-c47
GLANCKOFF, SAM
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Mercy for Millions (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #45 (c) 1945 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: The young flyer . . . (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #26 (c) 1943 Parents Institute
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GLANKOFF, SAM
Syndication
HOME-FRONT HEROES [Sunday] (pen/ink/) 1943-45 topper over TRUE COMICS for Parents Institute
TRUE COMICS [daily] (pen/ink/) 1942-44 AMERICAN VESPUCIUS; GERM TAMER; OLD IRONSIDES
TRUE COMICS [Sunday] (pen/ink/) 1942-44 AMERICAN VESPUCIUS; GERM TAMER; OLD IRONSIDES
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-47
GLANZMAN, LEW
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
GRANT, DOUGLAS
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-43
GRANT, GORDON
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
GRIFFITHS, HARLEY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-43
GROTHKOPF, CHAD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
HALL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
HARRISON, GEORGE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941 Collaboration was signed: HARRY GEORGE
HART, ERNIE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
HICKEY, TOM
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941 unconfirmed
HICKS, ARNOLD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
HUGHES, BOB
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
IVERS
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1940s
JACQUET, LLOYD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Support (art dir/) 1941-42 through his studio [Imprint: TRUE COMICS]
JASINSKI, CHET
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1947
JENNEY, BOB
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1943
JORDAN, JOHN 1
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
KIEFER, HENRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
KINSTLER, EVERETT
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) c1947
KOTZKY, ALEX
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (asst/) 1941-42
KOZLAK, CHESTER
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) c1942
LAMPERT, HARRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ [fillers] (wr/pen/ink/) 1946-47
LIVINGSTONE, R. H.
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Pres. Chaster A. Arthur (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #45 (c) 1945 Parents Institute
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TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
LUCEY, HARRY
Syndication
TRUE COMICS [Sunday] (pen/ink/) 1942 two weeks
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
LYNCH, DON
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Palace Teacher (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #50 (c) 1946 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: The Mayos (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #26 (c) 1943 Parents Institute
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TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-43
MARCOUX, GEORGE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942-47
MARKE, DAVID T.
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (byline/) 1941
MC ARDLE, JAY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-47
MEDITZ, JOHN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) c1944
MONTANA, BOB
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
MOREY, LEO
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-43
NAYDEL, MARTIN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
NODEL, NORMAN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (asst pen&ink/) c1943-c44
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1945-47
NOONAN, DAN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
OKSNER, BOB
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) c1940-c41
PADDOCK, MUNSON
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
PALAIS, RUDY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1943
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Note
Aka TRUE COMICS; POLLY PIGTAILS; TRANS-WORLD PRESS
Title published
TRUE COMICS #1-84] 1941-50
TRUE COMICS AND ADVENTURE STORIES nn 1965 reprint
PATENAUDE, RAMONA
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
PEDDY, ART
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/) 1949
PETER, HARRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
PHILLIPS, JIM
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
PINAJIAN, ART
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
PLASTINO, AL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1943-46
POUCHER, EDWARD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942/44
POWELL, BOB
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1947-48
PRENTICE, JOHN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942-46
QUINLAN, CHARLES SR.
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1943-46
RAMSEY, HARRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-43 Collaboration was signed: HARRY GEORGE
REAVIS, LOGAN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
REINMAN, PAUL
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
RICE, PIERCE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Basketball (pen/) [with Louis Cazeneuve (i)] in TRUE COMICS (c) 1941 Parents Institute
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TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
ROY, MIKE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
RYAN, DOUGLAS
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
RYAN, EDWARD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
SAHLE, HARRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
SCHAARE, C. R.
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: The Narrow Escape of Henri de Tonti (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #26 (c) 1943 Parents Institute
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SCHROEDER, ERNIE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Fireman's Dog (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #52 (c) 1946 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: When the ship docked . . . (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #26 (c) 1943 Parents Institute
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TRUE COMICS~ (wr/pen/ink/) 1946-49 on comics staff
SCHROTTER, GUS
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
SHERMAN, HOWARD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
SMALL, JON
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) c1943-c49
SMALLE, ED
Syndication
TRUE COMICS [daily] (pen/ink/) early-1940s
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: If a dead Jap . . . (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #26 (c) 1943 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: Several log patrols . . . (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #50 (c) 1946 Parents Institute
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TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-49
SNYDER, MARCIA
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942/47
SPARLING, JACK
Syndication
TRUE COMICS [daily] (pen/ink/) early-1940s
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Best I like . . . (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #26 (c) 1943 Parents Institute
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TRUE COMICS AND ADVENTURE STORIES~ (pen/ink/) 1965
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1943/46-50
SPRINGER, FRANK
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1965
STARR, LEONARD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) c1943
STONER, E. C.
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
TAX, JERRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (ed/) possibly other comics titles
TAYLOR, HENRY
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
THOMPSON, BEN
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-42
TORBERT, FLOYD
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941-49
TRUE COMICS
Name and vital stats
TRUE COMICS (see PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS)
TUSKA, GEORGE
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1945
UNCREDITED ART
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Non-fiction: Clash for Empire (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS (c) c1945 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: How It Got Its Name (pen/ink/) [by Ernest Schroeder?] in TRUE COMICS #52 (c) 1946 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: Revere & Dawes (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS (c) c1945 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: Sinbad (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS (c) c1945 Parents Institute
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Non-fiction: To stop the Nazi drive . . . (pen/ink/) in TRUE COMICS #50 (c) 1946 Parents Institute
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WARREN, JACK
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1941
WEBSTER, E. F.
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
TRUE COMICS~ (pen/ink/) 1942
WOLFE, LOUIS
PARENTS' MAGAZINE PRESS
Text (wr/) 1946 in TRUE COMICS
 
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