Friday, September 21, 2018

Poe's The Raven-Frank Springer-1963

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.
































Thursday, September 20, 2018

Now an eBook! The Best of Booksteve's Library


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!

Mad Moments in History-Warren Sattler-1967


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

Dum Dum, the Dumb-Bunny-1954


We've had a request for more funny animals so I tried to find one most people might not have seen or even heard of before, this from Lev Gleason's company. 







Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Antenna Brothers-Al Brown-1923


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.