Friday, June 23, 2017

Ivy and Mervin-Mike Roy-1953


When I was growing up I used to think Mike Roy was the same as Mike Royer! Nope. Roy had a long and successful career before Royer even entered the field.






Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Empress of Belzar-Bernie Krigstein-1952


Here's another Krigstein attempt at fitting in before he just let his creative style run wild with innovations.








Monday, June 19, 2017

The Great Voodini-Jon Smalle-1941


Another Golden Age "Son of Mandrake!"








Sunday, June 18, 2017

Torchy-Gill Fox-1950


Bill Ward's TORCHY has always been a cult favorite but I've always preferred Gill Fox's myself. In fact, I believe Fox did the strip much more than Ward!






Friday, June 16, 2017

Katy Keene-Don Sherwood/Vince Colletta-1985


Here's a strip from the big Katy Keene revival in the '80s that is almost remarkably pointless. It isn't funny, it isn't particularly fashion-conscious, it has oddly UN-Katy like art by two men notorious for their comics art shortcuts and what's with that creepy panel in the middle of the last page???





Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Contact-Tom Sutton-1973


Here's a silly, wordy little 2 page black and white tribute to EC's sci-fi stories by the one and only Tom Sutton, who would have been right at home at both WEIRD SCIENCE and MAD had he been born a few years earlier.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Lolli's Pop-Roger Armstrong-1964

Roger Armstrong was a prolific cartoonist known mainly for his work on Warners, Disney, and Hanna-Barbera properties for Gold Key and in newspaper strips for many years.