Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Dell Publishing's "The Funnies" Part 11
Here we have a much more typical episode of Percy and Ferdie, complete with MacGill's trademark overlong word balloons. I notice that the cartoonist couldn't seem to make up his mind whether he was a "Mc" or a "Mac".
We also have a pretty good Copper Penny gag by Ted O'Loughlin. Ted took over Finney of the Force from F.O. Alexander shortly after his stint with Dell.
Timmy O'Toole is by Courtney Dunkel who did quite a few features for The Funnies. Why he has Timmy trying to drive a nail into the middle of a table is anyone's guess.
Labels: Dell's The Funnies
I don't have any biographical info about him in my files. His only other newspaper credit after Finney was a three year stint on the Sunday "Sport Stars" that ran in the Philadelphia Bulletin's Fun Book.
the online who's who of american comic books has him doing comic books in c1945-1947, working for Columbia and Street & Smith. I have a SPARKY WATTS comic he signed. It also mentions a 1930 strip: Krazy Klippings.