Thursday, May 6, 2010

Billy The Kid & Sherlock Monk

Billy the Kid and Oscar; and Sherlock Monk and Chuck were two funny animal team-ups used in back-up stories for Fawcet's headliner, Hoppy the Marvel Bunny. Both stories here are from Fawcett's Funny Animals No. 24, November 1944 (for the cool cover and Hoppy stories, check out last post). Both these stories were drawn by William Brady, of whom I can discover little.

When interviewed in The Fawcett Companion, Chad Grothkopf said that he created all the Fawcett funny animals, including Sherlock Monk and Chuck. Solid work, Mr. Grothkopf!

These next two pages are the title page of the issue (which was published a year before the end of WWII), and a great ad for RC Cola. Both the title page and the cola ad are concerned with courage and sacrifice, qualities in high demand as the last fires of WWII raged toward a conclusion. The past, I salute you!

12 comments:

  1. Keep up the awesome posts, Mykal! I have given you a Kreativ Blogger Award!

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  2. I wish you could have more Billy the kid comics to post here.

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  3. in case more Billy the kid comics can't be posted here, ¿do you know where can I find the scans please? thank you.

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  4. Sorry, I don't know where any more Billy the Kid scans can be had.

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  5. all right but ¿do you have more? anyway if not, with that one is enough, thankyou

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  6. Anonymous: I do not have any more comic stories or comics featuring Billy the Kid. I am glad that you enjoyed this one so much!

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  8. I love William Brady's inks on these stories~ especially on Sherlock Monk. The backgrounds and camera angles are amazing. This guy really knew how to dip an ink pen and get the most out of every stroke.

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  9. I wish I could find out more about him (Brady). I loke his stuff alot as well.

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