Friday, June 21, 2013

More from Giggle Comics circa 1949

Here are a couple of more fantastic artists that graced the pages of post-war, golden age kid's comics. The first story, starring Fremont Frog, is the unmistakable work of Jack Bradbury, whose luxurious brushwork was an era stable. The following Wacky Wolf story is by Bob (Wick) Wickersham, who was an animator at Columbia and also a frequent contributor to Giggle and other era comics. Both stories come from Giggle Comics No. 64, April 1949.
Here's a cool ad from the same issue. Imagine, the boy or girl that marveled and desired this technology in 1949 could grow up to see their grandchildren in 2013 talking on cell phones which connect them to the world.

Friday, June 14, 2013

From the Pages of Giggle Comics - 1949

Today let’s enjoy a couple of stalwarts from the golden age of kids’ comics, Dan Gordon and Ken Hultgren. These two were oft contributors to the pages of kids’ comics in the postwar period, both artists forging an immediately recognizable style. Gordon is a particular favorite of mine.  His work is so lively. Mr. Gordon does both the cover and the first Superkatt story.  Mr. Hultgren’s work is on display in the Duke and the Dope story. Both stories are from the pages of Giggle Comics No. 64, April 1949.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Paul Terry's Comics - 1954

From the archives of forgotten cartoon characters comes this entry from Paul Terry's Comics #114, June 1954. Terrytoon's Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle are well remembered, less so for those worthwhile characters featured here. Yet, in their day, the team of Gandy Goose and Sourpuss were headlineers; as were Little Roquefort and his feline nemeses, Percy.

I don't know who the cartoonist is here - perhaps one of the Terrytoon animators? This isn't the work of animator, Jim Tyer - Maybe Dave Tendlar?
Let's wrap it up with a cool ad from the back cover. I believe this is the work of Ray Thompson, the illustrator hired to cartoon the Bazooka Joe and Double Bubble Kids comics (found on the bubble gum wrapper) for Fleer.
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