Thursday, May 08, 2008

 

Dell Publishing's "The Funnies" Part 12


My Big Brudder is a Just Kids/Reg'lar Fellers knockoff, unsigned but most likely an Art Helfant production.

Frosty Aire is by Joe Archibald, who had a vigorous, only semi-professional style. While his art wasn't going to win any awards, he was a pretty good writer. The gag here is surprisingly subtle considering the venue. Archibald kicked around with the smaller syndicates, mainly in the twenties. At the moment I happen to be trying to make sense of his panel cartoon Why Boys Leave Home. It was advertised only in the 1926 E&P listings as being from the Wheeler-Nicholson syndicate and credited to 'Davidson'. Yet the only examples of the strip I can find are from 1930, syndicated by McClure, and credited to Joe Archibald. Huh???

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Just wondering if you have seen any examples or reprints of Baldy Benton's work of the late 1940's, "Jasper Jooks." I've been searching the web without too much success.
 
Sure have seen Jasper Jooks, and it's a real pip, too. There are no reprints that I'm aware of.

--Allan
 
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