Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Crisco Keed-William Overgard-1954

William Overgard was a fascinating man and an important cartoonist in the medium. This strip is from 1954, the same year he took over the art on the STEVE ROPER comic strip which he would handle for the next few decades. He would also be the writer on the final days of KERRY DRAKE and created the critical favorite cult strip of the early eighties, RUDY, about a talking show biz chimp. THE CRISCO KEED is a MAD-style parody of the then-popular CISCO KID television series and appeared somewhat incongruously as a back-up in one of St John's issues of THE THREE STOOGES.

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