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.

13 comments:

  1. I'm glad to see a new post! I really enjoy seeing all these fun comics. I don't think I've seen either of these duos on TV or in the comics before. As usual, they are very nicely drawn. It's a shame that this type of funny animal comic isn't being printed much anymore outside of Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredson reprints. The Little Roquefort art reminds me a lot of Dell's Tom and Jerry comic books.

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  2. Debbie: Thanks for dropping by. I thought the same thing about that second cat and mouse story - particularly in the attitude, posture, and positions of the cat. Hey, I can think of one artist that still draws great funny animal stuff! You! Everyone should check out Fluffy and Mervin!

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    1. Thanks for the plug! I'll also add that I've started doing new strips again, with more to come.

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  3. Glad you're back Mykal!!! I LOVE everything that has the name Paul Terry on it! You should make a 'Tweet this' button on your blog Haha! I'll retweet this one if you don't mind! :) you Good stuff Mykal, thanks for making my day!

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  4. Dave: I am a big Terry fan myself. Tweet away. In fact, there is a Tweet option at the end of the post. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Okay Mykal, thanks for pointing that out, dunno why I didn't catch that this morning (not enough sleep I guess!) Now I plug your awesome posts with ease! Sweet!

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  6. By the way, Dave - Just added your great blog to my "Hey Kids Comics Blogs!" bloglist in sidebar.

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  7. Dave - Linked also is your very excellent Badboy Comics website.

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  8. Gandy Goose aka Jimmy Durante ! Love the 'Tippy' Turtle character & whenever Fish wear HATS !

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  9. Lysdexicuss: Hello, by friend!

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  10. I agree with Debbie. That Roquefort story looks a lot like Harvey Eisenberg. The poses are right out of his Tom and Jerry comics, even the tricky camera angles...

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  11. John: Eisenberg! I think you and Deb nailed it. I don't know how many times I see a comic I really think is something, and it's Eisenberg.

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