Wednesday, May 07, 2008


Dell Publishing's "The Funnies" Part 11

Here we have a much more typical episode of Percy and Ferdie, complete with MacGill's trademark overlong word balloons. I notice that the cartoonist couldn't seem to make up his mind whether he was a "Mc" or a "Mac".

We also have a pretty good Copper Penny gag by Ted O'Loughlin. Ted took over Finney of the Force from F.O. Alexander shortly after his stint with Dell.

Timmy O'Toole is by Courtney Dunkel who did quite a few features for The Funnies. Why he has Timmy trying to drive a nail into the middle of a table is anyone's guess.


What a great style that Ted O'Loughlin has! I couldn't find anything about him on the interweb - do you know more?
Hi Ger -
I don't have any biographical info about him in my files. His only other newspaper credit after Finney was a three year stint on the Sunday "Sport Stars" that ran in the Philadelphia Bulletin's Fun Book.

the online who's who of american comic books has him doing comic books in c1945-1947, working for Columbia and Street & Smith. I have a SPARKY WATTS comic he signed. It also mentions a 1930 strip: Krazy Klippings.
There is also a mention on the internet about him and two other artists taking over from Vernon Greene on The Shadow newspaper strip. I just think his style is very good and wonder where he ended up. Look at those hands, for instance. So individually drawn...
Ted O'Loughlin worked at the Philadelphia Evening Bullentin newspaper during the mid-sixties. He was the cartoonist for a column titled, "A Woman's Touch" by Joan Greisiger that was printed once a week on the editorial page from 1964 to 1966. I am putting together a book of my mother's column's and wanted additional information on Ted.
Ted O'Laughlin was also the sports cartoonist on the short-lived PHILADELPHIA ILLUSTRATED SUN in 1927-8.
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