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???
Labels: Dell's The Funnies