Thursday, February 22, 2018


Wednesday Illustration Day.

Ever since 'discovering' that the psychology advice column Explore Your Mind was illustrated by Richard Doxsee from 1954 to 1963, I have been clipping them left and right. Not only did he do the Sunday version with several questions, there also was a daily version with one question a day. In the late fifties he combined this with his realistic work for Timely/Atlas. I recently found he did a couple of jobs for Prize's Young Romance (possibly with Joe Orlando) and of course he drew articles for Mad imitation magazines Zany and Cracked (as mentioned in my book Behaving Madly. I am guessing he was still pretty young when he did that. One of his family members contacted me and told me that he left comics around the same time he stopped doing this feature.

When he left, Bill Ligante took over on Explore Your Mind, by the way.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Yummie Funny

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

Despite the look of his work, Dave Gerard was not one of the younger lot of artists. He started in the early forties and was way ahead of gouys like Mort Walker in his style, one of the first not to rely on the standard comic strip art course learned comic style. His strip Will-Yum florished in the fifties, but ran in to sixties.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Matter Convertor

Monday Cartoon Day.

I don't know how long Salo did the daily cartoon Laughing Matter and if it always was him every day, but I think the earlier one from 1947 is his as well.


Sunday Kubert Collection.

This is the second and last installment of Joe Kubert's western strip Alabam for Cowpuncher (#2). As last week, I have followed it with a story by John Small(e), signed Jack Ross. What a weird style that guy had.

Crazy Eppo

Saturday Leftover Day.

As promised, here is a selection of covers of the Dutch magazine Eppo, about which I am currently writing a book. Most Dutch bouys (and some girls) have read this weekly magazine, which was changed into the bi-weekly Sjors en Sjimmie Stripblad in 1998 and Sjosji in 1994. The book will cover the whole period from 19975 to 1999 and the recent version, which has run as a bi-weekly from 2009.