Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Wednesday Illustration Day.

I am selling my collection of 1949/1952 This Week magazines. I came across a couple of Bob Bugg illustrations I hadn't scanned earlier.

Yager Meister

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

I have scanned a few more Orvy Sundays. This early sixties strip by long time Buck Rogers artist Rick Yager has been met with a lot of positive response. I have gathered every episode I have shown sofar to ad to the new ones. There will be a couple more, which I will add as soon as I hae scanned them. Funny enough, most of my samples are from 1960, while the strip seems to have run into May 1962. Allan Holtz devoted a piece to it on the Stripper's Guide and gives the dates as January 3 1960 to January 21 1962 in a very short list of papers. But the May 6 date fits with 1962 and as far as I can see the copyright date is 1962 as well. Anyway, I have taken Allan's Scans as well and added them to this set.

Here is the black and white May 1962 Sunday. Unfortunately I did not make a note of the paper.

The Custer story is from a Britsh reprint and I don't know where it would fit.

Mortday Special

Monday Cartoon Day.

I am pleased to say I had ome more Mort Walker cartoons to share. I may actually be getting close to having all of his 1949/1953 cartoons for my blog. Maybe I'll make a complete list somewhere. I even have a list of Mort's to compare it to.

Crime Pays The Bills

Sunday Meskin Measures.

In Headline #66 Mort Meskin was still in storyboard mode, telling his stories quick and easy. Sometimes it even seems he just drew them in ink. But underlying it all is a great sense of realistic figures and expressions couple with a superb feeling for composition. Three stories this time, which I all have noted as not yet shared, but the first two seem familiar to me.