Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Magazine Cover Comics: What Price Vacation!

Jack Welch would later be known primarily as a specialist in advertising art, but in the 1930s he dabbled in cartooning. He did a short-lived panel cartoon (which we'll cover tomorrow), and his only other known credit is for What Price Vacation, a short-run Sunday magazine cover series. Unlike the typical series of this sort, there really isn't much of a plot; we just follow along with Vivid Velma's daydreams regarding vacation spots. The Newspaper Feature Service series ran from June 29 to July 20 1930, a mere four installments, which appeared on magazine covers while the folks reading Sunday papers were trying to figure out their own vacation plans.

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