One of the great unsung Silver Age artists is Frank Springer. I first noticed his work on DC's SECRET SIX but, as seen here, he was already doing quite well several years earlier. He went on to draw a pioneering adult graphic novel, a newspaper comic strip with Stan Lee, and become the main artist for NATIONAL LAMPOON's comic book parodies but he's probably best known for inking Frank Robbins on a long run of THE INVADERS.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
As of today, THE BEST OF BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY is available as an eBook at $15.01 less than the actual book. I'd appreciate it if you'd give it some consideration. Thanks!
Warren Sattler--later the artist on Charlton's YANG--gives us this one page humor feature from DC's abortive TEEN BEAM. The title alone screams out the already obvious fact that it was supposed to make one think of MAD.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
When one thinks of old time radio, one thinks of the 1930s through the 1950s. It was the 1920s, though, where radio became a craze like no other! Here from early issues of RADIO DIGEST, we have a radio-centric comic strip. I confess to not even GETTING much of the specific gags herein, but I do like the cartooning. Apologies for one stereotypes in this very specialized, historic strip.