Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sniffy The Pup No. 13, December 1951

As promised here come two Sniffy the Pup stories from 1951. I just can't say who the artist is, but I'm lucky in that regard. The readership of the Big Blog is far more knowledgable that its author! I'll bet someone knows for certain. If not, let's just enjoy the show!

11 comments:

  1. Rumor has it that Charles Schulz almost named his now famous beagle Sniffy until he saw an issue of this comic book. Personally, I can't imagine "The Charlie Brown and Sniffy Show"...

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  2. Debbie: That really is unimaginable, isn't it? I wonder (assuming the rumor is true) what Schultz thought of Sniffy?

    BTW, I really love your webcomic, Fluffy and Mervin. So much so, in fact, I've added you to my "Hey Kids, Comics Blogs!" sidebar.

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  3. Did Dan Gordon draw this one, Some of the drawing from this almost certainly looks like his style

    Big Apple.

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  4. big Apple: I don't think this is Gordon. To my eye, the work here lacks Gordon's varied, lush line work and shading; but thanks for the thoughts! I could always be (and often am) wrong!

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  5. Hi Mykal! The first comic story looks like it was drawn by Ken Hultgren. Not sure who drew the second story, though.

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  6. Dan: I think Hultgren's a real front runner for that first story as well. The various other funny animal characters in the story look Hultgren, but to me - some of the humans look a bit angular.

    The problem I have with Hultgren is that, to my eye, any comic I can't identify begins to look like Hultgren, if you know what I mean.

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  7. Thank you for the kind words and the link. Much of how I draw was inspired by "kids' comics" and animation, actually. I've added your blog to my list of links on my site as well.

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  8. Thanks for the mutual link up, Debbie. I hope every sees the "Fluffy and Mervin" link in my comics sidebar. It's really great stuff in the grand tradition.

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  9. Mykal:

    Great stuff!

    The first Sniffy story was indeed drawn by Ken Hultgren, here in his latter phase, but still very good. The second one, instead, is by Lynn Karp.

    Bestest,
    Alberto

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  10. Alberto: Very, very good! Thanks for the info. Lynn Karp. As can usually happen, now that you say it, I can see it.

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  11. Golly, these comics are great! I love Sniffy, he's one of the cutest dogs I've seen in a while.

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