Thursday, July 28, 2016

Phantasmo-E.C. Stoner-1940

I feel remiss that we haven't featured this big, goofy super guy here before. He'll be appearing on the cover of Yoe Books' upcoming SUPER WEIRD HEROES 500 page collection! Watch for it!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

When Mama Was a Girl-Paul Fung, Jr-1971

Paul Fung, Jr. passed earlier this year. R.I.P. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Beezy-Bernard Dibble-1948

Here's yet another of the gazillion or so Archie-like strips from 1940s and '50s comic books. This one  offers up the smooth art of Bernard "Dib" Dibble, who at various times worked on many newspaper strips such as FRITZI RITZ, LOOEY DOT DOPE and THE CAPTAIN AND THE KIDS.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Li'L Abner-Al Capp-1941

Considering how early it was, this particular ABNER ad might actual be by Capp. Most later ones featuring his characters were done by assistants and, at best, had the faces retouched by Capp.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Suzie-Bill Woggon-1946

Here's our old friend Suzie in some GGA (Good Girl Art--an old fan term) with some clever layouts by Katy Keene's Poppa, Bill Woggon.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pete and Pudgie-Win Smith-1940

I'm a sucker for the 1939-40 New York World's Fair and here's some really fun art with some characters I'd never met before. A fun story. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Gems-John Severin/Will Elder-1951

This little gem has some little known early art by the Severin/Elder team. Both men, of course, would go on to legendary status in the field at EC and beyond but that was still several years later here.