Saturday, May 29, 2010
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
USC's schedule that year featured two games against Los Angeles High School, three lopsided wins over Whittier Reform Santa Ana High School, and Whittier, and against the USS Colorado. Their only loss that year was to LA High School on Christmas Day (Can you imagine that happening today?)
Friday, May 28, 2010
Stripper's Guide Video: Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Parts 2 and 3
Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Part 2
Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Part 3
For part 1 click here.
The spray is Magic Sizing, available at your local grocery store.
I, too, gasped the first time I heard of a restorer putting newspapers in water, thinking that they'd just fall apart. Not so, not so!
So far I've only had a few glued scrapbooks that gave me any appreciable trouble. Of course there's no telling what glue was used so the only option is to do a test. If it turns out that you can't remove the clippings because the glue doesn't dissolve, you really haven't lost anything because you can dry that test page and slip it back into the scrapbook.
As I said in the video, I would never buy a scrapbook and go to all this work unless the material was really rare.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Stripper's Guide Video: Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks Part 1 of 3
Then just a few days ago someone wrote to me with some questions about removing comics from scrapbooks, which is the subject of the video. So I decided to take another swing at it, and I do seem to have gotten it to work -- it's not beautiful by any means, but, hey, you get what you pay for here at Stripper's Guide.
I haven't figured out how to embed the video in a Blogger post, so please click on the link to see part one:
Removing Clippings from Old Scrapbooks -- Part 1 of 3
If anyone has suggestions for embedding the video here, or has problems viewing it, please let me know.
Labels: Stripper's Guide Video
The size of the video is unfortunate. I didn't realize the videocamera had different quality settings, and turned out I was using the lowest possible quality. Wasn't about to shoot it all over tho. What you see is full size.
... and thanks for the compliment. I sure don't feel any too young these days!
While you can use HTML code in posts it has limitations, most of which are undocumented. I've read that people can have a lot of trouble posting videos on Blogger so figured I wasn't going to beat my head against that particular wall.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Little Chauncey
Craig's CSM features could disappear for months on end, so presumably he was submitting them in between other jobs. His submissions slacked off to pretty much nil after the end of Little Chauncey, apparently finding himself all booked up as a scriptwriter at Western Publishing.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Dumbell Dan
Although Silly Milly itself qualifies as an obscurity, today we're going to focus on a far more obscure MacGovern offering, Dumbell Dan. MacGovern produced this strip for Herald-Sun Features, the syndication arm of the New York Herald and New York Morning Sun, which the hated consolidator Frank Munsey merged in 1920 (the Sun name was dropped in 1924 when the Herald and the Tribune merged, so that syndication name came and went quickly).
MacGovern sold Dumbell Dan to the Sun-Herald when he was just eighteen years old, but his anarchic style of humor is already in evidence at that tender age. The gags are mostly joke book material but the zany drawings, full of rubber limbs and ass-over-teakettle takes, raise the material into a preview of great things to come. Dumbell Dan ran from March 6 1922 until at least November 1923.
Thanks to Cole Johnson for the samples.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
Labels: Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics