Monday, July 28, 2014

Jimminy Meets Cheech?



Howie Post draws DC's Jimminy character way back in the mid-1940s in a panel with a frog, some mushrooms and a red and yellow talking hat. One really has to wonder if future underground comix legend Vaughn Bode saw this panel at the impressionable age of 6!





Not Your Typical Comics Text Story


Embiggen and read this 2 page text from a late 1943 issue for CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES for a surprisingly good story. Most readers tended to skip the text stories which were generally just quickly dashed off, inconsequential but legally required space fillers. On occasion, though, an Otto Binder or Mickey Spillane (!) would turn out something better than average. This one, though is credited to William Cole and I can't find any more info about him.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

More Cool Ads-1960


Trying hard to get my big semi-secret project finished but here are a few more cool ads to look at while you're here. Be back with more substantial posts soon. Thanx!










Thursday, July 24, 2014

Celebrity Endorsements-1950



You'll note that in some cases the celebrities didn't even have to show up. They simply donated their names and faces and an artist painted them into the ads.















Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rare Gross Art


I wish I could have seen this summer stock production of the sexy seventies DRACULA. BUt note the unmistakable signature of the great stylist Daerick Gross!