Saturday, January 26, 2008

 

Herriman Saturday



In this delightful December 15 1906 episode of Zoo Zoo Herriman gives his cat the unequivocal starring role for the only time in the short series. If you're scratching your head over the final panel read about Comstock Laws here on Wiki.

For the next four days Herriman is relegated to providing only spot illos. On the 20th he has a sports page cartoon commemorating a 50 to 1 longshot coming in at the Ascot race track, and another episode of Zoo Zoo which will have to wait for next Saturday.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

 

Bulletin: Author Goes Mad, Gives Away Books

Alfredo Castelli, Italian comics icon and cartooning history scholar, has been researching and writing his magnum opus, Here We Are Again, for the past decade. The work, which recounts the history of American comic strips in their formative period (up to 1919), was released with Italian text last year and an English translation is in the works.

In a strategy that has some fellow authors aghast Castelli recently announced that anyone who would like a copy of the Italian edition (text in Italian but the voluminous illustrations in their native English), which retails for about $300 US, may download it in PDF form for free. Castelli characterized the offer as "a late Christmas present" to comics fans.

Fellow researcher Allan Holtz, who contributed data to the book, said Here We Are Again "is absolutely the greatest contribution to the scholarship on American comic strip history yet published." Regarding the giveaway Holtz commented that "Castelli has obviously spent far too much time breathing old newspaper fumes. Mad as a hatter, I'm afraid. He has been struck down by an affliction that all comic strip researchers dread. Every time you open a newspaper bound volume you can feel the brain cells dying. It's a wonderful but highly addictive and harmful aroma."

Castelli's Here We Are Again is downloadable in a series of 12 zipped PDF files, each representing one chapter of the book, plus an English introduction. Those on slow internet connections are cautioned that these files are about 20 MB each:

http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/01.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/02.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/03.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/04.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/05.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/06.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/07.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/08.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/09.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/10.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/11.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/ENG.zip
Castelli says that the offer will expire on February 7 and the PDFs will no longer be available after that date.

Comments:
Is it madness, though? The zip files give you the text, though in Italian, and an indication of what these thousands of illustrations look like, though the resolution is such that you can't really see them that well. It has all really whetted my appetite for this book: full size, discernable pictures and in English. Brilliant promotion, in my opinion.

F Flood
 
Is the book n sale yet?
amazon?
 
What? Me Worry?
 
Seriously speaking: thanks to Allan for the very kind (and very funny) words. You’ll find a similiarly enthusiasic appreciation of Stripper’s Guide at page 688, col 3 (Vol 11). It’s in Italian as everything else, and I’ll just translate the sentence “la più importante opera di reference mai
pubblicata sul fumetto americano in syndication”, “The most important reference work ever conceived on American syndicated comics”. A short entry dedicated to Stripper’s Guide Blog is at page 704, Col 1.
Please download the book’s frint and back endpapers, where Allan’s very important contribution to “Eccoci ancora qui!” is credited.
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/FrontEndpapers.zip
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/BackEndpapers.zip
To Eddie Campbell ---Hi Eddie, maybe you remember me when we both were “Honor Guests” at the Rome Comicon, together with Lupin III’s Monkey Punch – I took you to that messy restaurant where the dinner was held, “L’Ardito”. Eccoci ancora qui is sold, but it is very expensive (385 Euros!!!) as the first printing was only of 100 copies, with a (already rare) reprint of the extremely rare “The Yellow Kid in McFadden’s Flats” (download the color presentation at
http://www.eaq.it/eaqftp/EAQ/YK.zip
and other special gadgets. My advice: wait for the (not so) cheap edition in a single book. Anyway, for the Rockgellers and Berlusconis, connect to
www.eaq.it
Best, Alfredo
 
Alfredo!

ah, that was you. It all goes past in a blur. But I must say that my wife and I enjoyed the dinner very much (My mother-in-law was of Italian descent), and don't recall the place being too messy at all.

best to you

ciao
Eddie

and to Allan, I had a little trouble with Blogger myself today, but it came right. Am missing my shot of Zoozoo.
 
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

 

Can You ID These Artists?

I'm trying to get my index listing for the True Comics Sunday series as buttoned up as possible. Problem is that many of the toonists who contributed pages (and there were quite a few) didn't sign their work. I do know, or at least strongly suspect, that all these artists were primarily in the comic book field -- all the ones who signed were, anyway. I know Sam Glankoff did lots of the Sundays, with additional contributions by Ed Smalle, Lew Glanz and Chad Grothkopf and others.

I know some of you folks are also comic book fans and researchers, so I'm hoping you can ID some of these guys. Here are four samples from 1942. The first is a guy who did quite a few pages in 1941-42. The style is quite unique -- the faces, I think, are a dead giveaway to the artist, but who is it?


Our second contestant only did a few True Comics pages. The style is pretty basic but it has a few stylistic flourishes that may make an ID possible. Certainly this cartoonist was not on the "A" list, but can anyone ID him? The style looks to me like one I remember showing up in a lot of Blue Bolt and Target Comics:


Now here's a mystery artist with some real panache! Looks sort of like Mac Raboy to me, but I don't know his work from this era nearly well enough to make a positive ID:


And here's the last of our group. This cartoonist's work is pretty generic looking to me, but maybe there's something distinctive enough for an ID:

Okay, that's four mystery artists. If anyone has definite ideas on the IDs please let me know. If you'd give me some idea of your certainty (50%? 75%? 99%?) that would be helpful.

Comments:
All I know is Joe Simon is supposed to have done them in 1944, so I hope you will continue these into that area. I am no help on these, though.
 
I used to know Ed Smalle's art real well - but it's been a couple years since I was certain of his style - so I wont guess yet. (but its possibly the first guy, less likely the second) His father was quite a singer though.
Lew Glanz is a penname for Louis Glanzman, you can email him getting his address from his website -
http://www.louisglanzman.com/
 
Sorry, didn't make myself clear. Glanz, Smalle et al did sign their work. The Sundays shown here are by other artists who did not sign their work.

And I was saving up Joe Simon as a surprise -- we'll get to him in a subsequent post.

--Allan
 
Other than those already mentioned I have Jack Sparling and John Spranger listed as contributing artists. Jerry Bails' Who's Who has Harry Lucey doing two weeks in 1942.
I don't know if the above did Sundays or Dailies or both, or if that is their art on any of your samples.
Wasn't Elliot Caplin the editor of this series?
 
The first one is by Lloyd Ostendorf a regular on Treasure Chest comics from Dayton, Ohio in the sixties and seventies.
 
The second is probably Lou Fine who was doing a lot of advertising comic work at the time.
 
Oops, Lou Fine is third. Third I say.
 
I don't know much about this series but it must have been produced by Johnstone and Cushing who handled the comic section in Boys Life and probably Treasure Chest as well.
I'm 100% sure of the identification of Ostendorf and Fine.
 
Hi John -
Re Lloyd Ostendorf, can you suggest somewhere I might see some of his comic book work? All I could find so far is a site with some later work, and it didn't have any of the style cues I'm seeing here.

--Allan
 
Hi Allan,
See my blogpost today on Yesterday's Papers. There is a link there to Treasure Chest digital archive with lots o' Lloyd.
 
Hi John -
I checked the Treasure Chest site (wow - what an achievement by the way!) and the only Ostendorf stories they referenced were from 1962-63. In these I could see no trace of the style of mystery artist #1. Of course an artist's style could well have evolved a long way in 20 years. Anything earlier you can suggest?

--Allan
 
OK, here's a good one from 1952,"Outdoors With Dan" about boy's author Dan Beard, on the Treasure Chest site. Vol. 7, No. 9, January 3, 1952 page 10-13. His line is tighter and his skill in drawing expressive faces and hands is much in evidence. A quick link is to look under B for Beard under the main heading People.
 
Funny someone would suggest Lou Fine for the third, for I would have guessed one of the artists mimicking Fine aorund the same time... which would be either Alex Kotzky or Jack Spranger (or I believe it's Jack, anyway).
 
You could be right- if so its a dead swipe of Lou Fine.
 
Hi John -
Checked out that 1952 story, I still see no resemblance in the distinctive faces which are my main point of reference on the 1942 mystery artist. Again, artists do get better in ten years, so I'm certainly not ruling it out.

--Allan
 
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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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Monday, January 21, 2008

 

Obscurity of the Day: The Matinee Club

Here's one I was ambivalent about finding.

The Matinee Club ran twice in the New York Herald on 7/10 and 7/17/1898. The feature ran on the back page of the Herald's Sunday magazine section, not on the comics pages. Ken Barker's excellent Herald index doesn't list this feature so I assume he wasn't checking this section of the paper when he was going through the microfilm. That means the Herald needs to be given a second indexing by me to catch these additional items.

The De Yongh who signed these Sunday panels is probably John de Yongh (1856-1917). A quick Google search finds that he was responsible for a line of humorous postcards in the late oughts, and drew portraits and advertising matter as well.

By the way for the purposes of full disclosure I did replace the original lettering at the bottom of the panel. For some reason though the panel is given half page play the type at the bottom was set in tiny little agate type. Go figure.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

 

Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics



Order Jim Ivey's new book Cartoons I Liked at Lulu.com or order direct from Ivey and get the book autographed with a free original sketch.

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