INTERESTING LINKS: January 16th, 2008



Easy pick today. There is much of interest to see at the new George Herriman website, courtesy of Craig Yoe.

HEY! KIDS! COMICS!: Feininger, Herriman, Capp and Much More at Tras Las Turquesas Cortinas: November 20th, 2008



A lot of nice stuff linked to today from a Spanish blog I ran across called Tras Las Turquesas Cortinas, including Lyonel Feininger, George Herriman, Al Capp and a lot more. The best way to check it out is to just go to the site and explore. Above is a crop from one of the marvelous Feininger Kin-Der Kids strips reprinted there.

HEY! KIDS! COMICS!: Herriman, McCay, Hoff and Weird City: November 19th, 2008


I’ve always liked Syd Hoff’s gag cartoons and his childrens’ books… Barkley, Oliver and Grizzwold are frequent reads with my three year old. Here’s a selection of Syd Hoff cartoons from his book Feeling No Pain (1944) at Hairy Green Eyeball.

Any day I can feature some George Herriman is a good day… and these days, between the Krazy Kat dailies reprints at Comic Strip Library News and Mark Kausler’s CatBlog, the Herriman Saturdays at the Stripper’s Guide, and stuff that just shows up miscellaneously, I’m happy to report that this seems to happen almost every time I post.

Note that in the news on their site, Comic Strip Library News reports they have now posted the complete pre-1923 Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay.

The Fortress Of Fortitude takes us on a trip to Weird City (published originally in Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror # 119).

HEY! KIDS! COMICS! : Opper, Herriman, Woodring, Barks and Tendlar : November 18th, 2008



More rare Opper strips from Allan Holtz at The Stripper’s Guide! One particularly interesting item features most of Opper’s characters that were current at that time in one strip… a panel from it can be seen above. See the strips here and here.

Also, another of Mr. Holtz’s wonderful Herriman Saturdays, reprinting some of George Herriman’s extremely rare early editorial cartooning work. This week includes more coverage of the previously mentioned Shriners’ convention.

Another beautiful monstrosity from Jim Woodring.

The Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories Donald Duck 8-pager Gopher Goof-Ups by Carl Barks courtesy of Rodney Bowcock’s Comics & Stories.

A rare, beautifully drawn comic to sell kids shoes by Walt-Kelly-influenced animator Dave Tendlar courtesy of Cartoon Brew.

HEY! KIDS! COMICS! : Moore and Simpson’s In Pictopia, Gould’s Late Dick Tracy, A Herriman Saturday, McCay Illustrations, and The Concert of the Apes : October 14th, 2008



I Love Comix brings us some highly bizarre Chester Gould Dick Tracy Sundays from a few years before he retired. Gould’s art and stories were always highly eccentric, but near the end of his run a lot of his strips were downright incoherent… always interesting, though. Click the image above to go there.

The Comic Book Catacombs brings us Concert of the Apes… click the image above to go there.

Another Herriman Saturday at Allan Holtz’s Stripper’s Guide! Click the image above to go there.

Golden Age Comic Book Stories
brings us a bunch of gorgeous Winsor McCay editorial illustrations. Click the image above to go there.

Finally, Scans Daily presents a wonderful and fairly obscure (not reprinted, as far as I know) Alan Moore/Don Simpson rarity from the 1986 Fantagraphics anthology Anything Goes! #2. Click the above image to go there.

INTERESTING LINKS: Krazy Kat in the Kolumbia Kartoons at Uncle John’s Crazy Town: October 14th, 2008


TODAY’S FEATURED ITEM: Uncle John’s Crazy Town has been posting a lot of amazing looking stills from old Columbia Krazy Kat cartoons. I have always arbitrarily & stupidly dismissed these cartoons without watching them, as they totally ignored the “source material”… George Herriman’s brilliant Krazy Kat comic strips. It appears that in spite of their apparent disdain for or dismissal of Herriman’s work, their cartoons stand on their own as something werra werra interesting. From seeing the stills he has posted, they look pretty amazing… I’m going to have to see what Columbia Krazy Kats I can hunt down on the internet. Check out the short clip of the devious looking mesmerist doing his thing from the Krazy Kat cartoon Svengarlic by clicking the above image… and then check out the rest of the blog to see Kat stills.

HEY! KIDS! COMICS! : Woodring, Cannon, Herriman, Chelsea, and Kent’s King Aroo : October 9th, 2008



Top Shelf Comix brings us a fun comic on yard sales, all told in verse, by David Chelsea. Click the image to go there.

The second day of Sundays of Jack Kent’s King Aroo at Cartoon Snap (here’s yesterday’s again). Click the image to go there.

On his new blog called Freshman for Life, my friend Kevin Cannon posts the entire Sloth Force Seven mini-comic he posted the first seven pages of yesterday. You can subscribe to Kevin’s Freshman for Life blog here. Click the image to go there.

Mark Kausler posts some more George Herriman Krazy Kat dailies, among other goodies, on his CatBlog. Click the image to go there.

Finally, another mind-melter from the great Jim Woodring. Click the image to go there.

HEY! KIDS! COMICS! : Kurtzman, Woodring and Herriman : September 29th, 2008


TODAY’S FEATURED ITEMS: Here’s a rare Harvey Kurtzman comic on Marlon Brando from Esquire courtesy of Those Fabuleous Fifties

Another brilliant Jim Woodring Frank image…

And Herriman Saturday at Allan Holtz’s Stripper’s Guide