Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fearless Fosdick Lives Again!


Well, it's been nearly a year but I've finally run across a third FEARLESS FOSDICK comic strip ad for Wildroot Cream Oil ("Chaaaarlie!"). This one's from late 1954. Al Capp's violent DICK TRACY parody (L'IL ABNER's "ideel" as you will recall) was perhaps more popular as pitchman for this (supposedly not) greasy kid stuff than he was in his infrequent appearances in his parent strip! Anyone know who actually drew these? Certainly with Capp's reputation for (amongst other things) hiring ghosts for nearly every aspect of his work, there's no reason to believe Capp himself did them.

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