Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tuffy and Mommy-Syd Hoff-1950

Syd Hoff would, in time, be remembered as a beloved children's book author and illustrator but in the beginning, he was a cartoonist, offering up this syndicated variant on LITTLE LULU, as here collected in a short-lived comic book in 1950.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Twinkie-Tex Blaisdell-1951

Here's some more cuter than cute artwork from Tex Blaisdell, later an inker and editor at DC in the seventies as well as Harold Grays replacement on the LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE newspaper strip.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Satan-George S. Appel-1944

We've seen a lot of stories featuring Satan to one extent or another but this one actually stars him. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Swivel Head-Monsterville-1962

We snuck a color one in yesterday but here's another b&w one from the early peak of the '60s monster craze. No idea who did it but the main character reminds one of Dick Briefer's goofy version of Frankenstein. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tiger Man-Rodlow Willard-1946

So we know Elvis was a comic book reader and we know he recorded a song called "Tiger Man." He didn't write it, though. That said, perhaps his decision to sing it was based on memories of reading about this guy? Hey, stranger things have happened!

Monday, February 11, 2019

My Best Friend Told My Secret-Chic Stone-1969

Continuing the black and white trend, here's an unusual one, taken from the full-color comic book, TEEN-IN published by Tower Comics. Most of Stone's solo work from this period was in the sleazier b&w horror mags so it's nice to see this clean, creative usage of the medium. Why it was done this way in a color comic, though, I have no idea.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Knowstalgia-Al Scaduto-1973

Here we have a little known black and white piece from LITTLE IODINE artist Al Scaduto. It's from a forgotten Nixon-era satire mag called GRIN that also featured some good comics--mainly political satire--from Frank Springer, Alan Kupperberg, Jack Abel, Jack Sparling, and Tony Tallarico.