Monday, October 24, 2011


Obscurity of the Day: Charlie Bunkhound

During World War II newspapers in areas where troops were stationed sometimes added local content by the soldiers. Naturally Honolulu was a nexus for this sort of feature. We've already covered one such feature, The Seabees, and here's another, Charlie Bunkhound. The strip ran on Saturdays and seems to have replaced Sad Sack, which had earlier occupied the same spot in the paper.

Charlie Bunkhound, which I gather was consistently pantomime, was credited to Bernard Gobler and Keith Clement, who I'm assuming were stationed at Pearl Harbor. I don't know who was the writer and who the cartoonist. Cole Johnson, who furnished the samples and all the info, tells me that the feature ran at least January through April 1945, but may have lasted longer.


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