Monday, May 29, 2017

Lifing The Page

Monday Cartoon Day.

I amy have told before that form the late forties Virgil Partch allustrated one of the full tabloid pages of the King features section The Pictorial Review. Just before that he had a page of his own, which I am showing here from my own scan. I hope blogspot leaves enough of it that you can download it and zoom in.

Hat Trick

Sunday Meskin Measures.

Another great contribution by Mort Meskin to Black Magic #3. That guy in the hat sure got around a lot.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

True Love

Saturday Leftover Day.

One of my favorite Daan Jippes pages ever. A parody of Tanguuy and Lavadure, which comes out a a cross between Uderzo and Jijé. And the top tier is even missing in this scan of the original from the Groningen Museum exhibition of Daan's work. What does a real hero do when he is trapped with nowhere to go...?

Friday, May 26, 2017

The W Word

Friday Comic Book Day.

One of my favorite artists doing funny stuff, but the witches eyes give him away... and the signature, of course.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Action Heroes

Thursday Story Strip Day.

These days I almost have more realistic strip from the forties to share than anything else. But only because I have such nice long runs of everything. Here are several years of True comics. The stories were always short and often drawn by guest artists. Main artist seems to have been Sam Glankoff, who is rep[resented here the most (even if he doesn;t sign). But I see other hands as well. I just can't recognize any of the, I think these stories were recut for use in the comic book version. Maybe one day I should do a search on the Grand Comicbook Database.

I am ending with a selection of black and white pages from an online source, which I have left uncut.