Monday, November 25, 2019

A Waggy Dog Story-Jack Davis-1958

One of THE all-time great jokes and one of my personal favorites , illustrated here by the late, great Jack Davis!


バーンズ エリック said...

There's something about later Kurtzman-edited--and therefore laid-out--comics that find a little too stately-looking despite the artistic merit of the individual artists. And by later I mean anything after the earliest MAD comic books, I guess. He also seems to have favored the square speech balloons everyone always complains about in Goldkey comics. I state this under the assumption that this is from HUMBUG, but if it isn't and it's from some independent Davis work, I'd say there was a lingering Kurtzman influence.

The joke itself I'm familiar with from the 1959 Merrie Melodies short 'Unnatural History' (and thank you internet for making me look knowledgeable). The comic here admits it's recycling something that was making the rounds so who knows where the animators picked it up from.

Booksteve said...

No Kurtzman here except, as you say, lingering influence. This is from the non-EC version of PANIC.