Thursday, December 16, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Skimpy
Most of these 'filler' strips are eminently forgettable, with some notable exceptions. The great Harvey Kurtzman's Silver Linings, for example. Skimpy, on the other hand, well, let's just say I'm not expecting Fantagraphics or IDW to issue a reprint volume anytime soon. It was, however, one of the more frequently used filler strips in the H-T, so someone thought well of it.
Joe Calcagno's filler strip ran as needed in the Sunday comics section of the H-T from March 7 1948 to November 12 1950.