Howie Post, who passed away May of this year, will probably be best remembered for drawing Hot Stuff (the little devil) and Spooky (the tough little ghost) for Harvey Comics. But how can we forget the artist's work in the late 1950s on Playful Little Audrey!
No other Harvey artist could make Audrey seem more, well, playful! Or bring such devilry to her nemesis/pal Melvin. Howie Post stories always have a very edgy, irresistible bounce. This tremendous issue of Playful Little Audrey is all Post - and aren't we all the better for it?
Tiny, a back-up feature in Playful Little Audrey comics, was one of the very first African American comic book characters completely free of caricature, condescension, or stereotype. Post gave him plenty of lovable in this story, "The Big Game."
And one last Melvin showcase with "What A Stinger!"
This pretty ad is from the same issue.