Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Loopy De Loop in Little Golden Books

For those that may not remember, Loopy De Loop was a much undervalued Hanna Barbara cartoon from the 1950s/1960s; starring a misunderstood french Canadian hobo wolf that traveled around determined to give wolves a good name. His goodwill mission was constantly hampered by the fact that he was, well, a wolf. He spoke in broken English, which didn't help matters either. In his dauntless way, he was rather heartbreaking, introducing himself as "Loopy De Loop, the good wolf!"

This comes from a Little Golden Book published in 1960 with artwork by George Santos.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jingle Jangle No. 29 - George Carlson!

Here's some cool stuff from Jingle Jangle Comics No. 29, October 1947. First comes a nifty cover done by Larz Bourne:

This first story is by the great George Carlson, most famous for his "The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg" stories done for Jingle Jangle Comics. I love a lot about Carlson's work, but mostly I admire his page layouts.

This Hortense story is signed by one "Wilmer Muddleshtunk" who is actually the art/writing team of Allen Ulmer (art) and Ray Wilner (writer). I couldn't find out too much about Ulmer other than he drew several newspaper strips, including "The Shadow", The Green Hornet, The Saint, and Tarzan - all in the 40s and 50s.

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