Saturday, September 24, 2016

To Sell Coffee Where No Man Has Sold Coffee Before

Saturday Leftover Day.

Don't tell anyone I let you see this...

Written by my, drawn by Michiel Offerman. Ninth episode already.

We are trying to see if we want to cut it to six three tier pages for the US.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Police Collection

Friday Comic Book Day.

So who is finally going to frigging collect these?

I am about to sell my own Police comics. Do I have sit down and scan every Jack Cole page first?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Not Just A Pretty Page

Tuesday Story Strip Day.

Rodlow Willard's Scorchy Smith is not much collected or appreciated. But if he hadn't been following in the footsteps of greats such as Frank Robbins, he might actually have been appreciated more.

No Trouble

Wednesday Advertising Day.

The Trouble Twins were started by Dik Browne, but I suspect these later ones are by Bill Williams.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mess o' Lumpkin

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

I finally cleaned up the last of the new Willie Lumpkin strips. I should gather all my Sundays to see which ones I am still missing. It can't be many.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Monday cartoon day.

This one took a lot of scanning, but I think it was worth it. In WWII several cartoonists were approached to help illustrate the various language guides that were produced for the military. Among them were Walt Kelly, Hank Ketcham and Ham Fisher (or whatever assistant he hired to do it). There weren't that many others, even. There was one by a serious illustrator I can't place and maybe someone else I am forgetting now. Anyway, I got a few of these guides and pretty soon I discovered that these four of five illustrators were repeated all over the booklets. Walt Kelly was used for the Dutch Guide, which i have copied in full. First of all because it is my home language and second of all because it is actually a pretty good guide. Hank Ketcham was represented in three far east guides, from which I have taken scans to show all illustrations. As you can see, the illustrations were shuffled around wherever they fit with a joke or an explanation. One more thing to note is how close to Hank Ketcham's later style this 1944/45 version is. Many of the cartoons he did at that time were completely different.