Monthly Archives: January 2020
King Features’ biggest money maker of all time. I think it still is. By Elzie Segar. Later on it was drawn by Bud Sagendorf, and later by my friend Bobby London. My editor fired Bobby after he ran a story … Continue reading
Winsor McCay was one of the giants of early comic strips. He began around the turn of the century with several strips. One titled Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend was something of a precursor to his most famous creation in … Continue reading
Pretty much agreed upon by newspaper strip cognoscenti, George Herriman’s Krazy Kat was the quintessential comic strip. It was perfect in its avant garde simplicity. It was never popular. Years ago I read in Bill Griffith’s strip Zippy the Pinhead, … Continue reading
If you’re a fan of the old comics, try to get ahold of this book: . . . . . It contains over 300 pages of classic comic strips. This is a better example of Cliff Sterrett’s Polly and Her … Continue reading
You remember him for his fantastic cartoon machines. Google him. He was first president of the National Cartoonist Society, and well loved by all those who knew him. Unfortunately I got into the game too late to have known … Continue reading
Cliff Sterrett was one of the great artistic innovators of the newspaper comic form. William Randolph Hearst evidently had a hard time keeping from delving too deeply into abstract art. Polly and Her Pals was one of the best of all … Continue reading
Nothing today. All I did was wash my car. That’s not very interesting, is it? . . . . .
One of my favorite t0opics. Bayonne’s most beautiful baby competition… . . . . .
My classmates will probably recognize him. He taught Algebra. He even looks like a jerk. When I was a kid, we didn’t have much money. I spent the summer of 1959 picking tobacco in Connecticut. I got back to school … Continue reading