Saturday, August 14, 2010
Labels: Herriman's LA Examiner Cartoons
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Awful Week-Ends
One of her recurrent venues was the cover of Hearst's American Weekly newspaper magazine section, for which she produced several series from 1930 to 1942. This series, Awful Week-Ends, ran from January 23 to March 13 1938. There was also a book by the same name published in 1938 -- I don't know if these covers are the same material or different, I would guess the same.
I have her 'Awful Week-Ends-and Guests' book, and as you suggest, it's straight reprints of the artwork (but in black and white thus losing the vibrancy of the colours).
Really enjoy what you are doing here - keep up the good work !
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Obscurity of the Day: Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph, James and John
In The Extraordinary Adventures of Joseph, James and John, Bartholomew sends a trio of kids out on a round-the-world adventure in episodes that often fail to make any discernible sense at all. Although Bart was a passing good cartoonist, he was hopeless at the writing end. In the second sample above, you can also see that he was no slave to continuity, either, because the three boys are now three men. Or maybe it was just a REALLY long trip, I dunno.
The series ran from December 2 1906 to April 14 1907.
Monday, August 09, 2010
* Paul Karasik is searching for interview subjects who knew Ernie Bushmiller. He recently talked to Morris Weiss and is looking for others. Do you know of any surviving Bushmiller buddies?
* Steven Tabarez is trying to gauge whether there is any interest in a book of Tom "TAD" Dorgan's cartooning work of the 1900s. It would be a self-publishing project. I reluctantly told him that though personally I'm a Tad fan and would definitely enjoy such a book that there are darn few other folks who know enough about Tad to care. Am I wrong? Gosh I'd like to think so. Here's a sample of the material he would be using:
By the way, Steven runs a way-cool blog called No Message Here that showcases all sorts of oddball items he's picked up in a lifetime of being fascinated by, apparently, just about everything under the sun. Cool stuff, check it out.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
Labels: Jim Ivey's Sunday Comics
Open the book and, just like buying and driving a car off the lot, the value is halved.
"Well... it's priced at $25 dollars, but for you, sir, I'll make it $20 an I'll eat the tax."
"Aw, I knew you were an El-Looko-Grande!"