Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Gabby Ghost-Bernie Krigstein-1952

Always fun to have a Krigstein tale here. This one doesn't have much in the way of his trademark out of the box creativity yet but some delightfully odd facial expressions throughout. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Kerry Drake-Alfred Andriola-1949

Here. the famous newspaper comics detective attempts to counter early criticism of crime comics. Andriola was notorious for having assistants do most of the work--especially for the non-strip reprint comic BOOK versions of KERRY--but at this early stage, this may well have been him. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Ghost Dog-Pete Costanza-1961

Between stints on Captain Marvel and Jimmy Olsen, Pete Costanza was--at least here--a Good Dog Artist! 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rin Tin Tin-Sparky Moore-1954

And now the one and only (well, there were bunches of them over the years) Rinty! More Good Dog Art. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


More Good Dog Art! Oddly enough yesterday was National Dog Day and it was the first day lately we did NOT have Good Dog Art!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Blabbermouse-Rube Grossman-1953

I read this and kept expecting Snooper to show up and help Blab. Classic Hanna-Barbera fan, can you tell?

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Measles-Bill MacLean-1953

Another dog lead, this one with a marvelously amusing title, especially for a kids' story. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

K-9-Helen King or Allan Ullmer-1941/1944

Another dog series that didn't last long, GCD suggests a couple possible artists here.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Spectacles of Doom-Bill Everett-1949

I've said it before and will no doubt say it again: Bill Everett started out at a high point and in spite of having to battle some infamous personal demons ended his career in the '70s with some of his best work ever. Here from a point in between we see some particularly creative Everett work!