Thursday, June 9, 2011

George Carlson's Polka-Dot King!

Let's continue with our exploration of Jingle Jangle Comics No. 14, April 1945. Today's story, "The Polka-Dot King and the Cranberry-Plated Crown," is by the great George Carlson. Carlson's layouts were supernaturally fine. Page after page of the following prove that genius, from any era, always has a way of looking modern.

Here is a one-page puzzle from the same issue, drawn by Carlson. Here, too: perfect balance.

Coming next: More George Carlson featuring the artist's best known creation - The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzelburg!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ben Levin from Jingle Jangle Comics

Let's dig into the treasure trove of Jingle Jangle Comics No. 14, April 1945. Today's story, featuring Aunty Spry, is signed by Ben Levin, an artist of whom almost nothing is known (at least I haven't been able to turn up anything biographical). Nearly all of his work was for Jingle Jangle Comics during the 1940s. Great bouncy, stretchy stuff.

As with many comics published during WWII, a nod is given to defeating the Axis powers; offering a nice touch of history.

These two, swell ads are from the same issue.

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