Tuesday, May 18, 2021

"The Case of the Reckless Writer" (1944)


Here's an inspiring saga for wannabe writers from the pages of Key Comics #2, back in March of 1944. Who wrote it and drew it? Don't know. Who posted it to ComicBookPlus? Someone called "rez."







Saturday, May 15, 2021

PERRY MASON in "The Case of the Innocent Thief" Week 1 (1950)


This strip debuted in the funny papers on Oct. 16, 1950, illustrated by Mel Keefer. Did Gardner write it himself? The newspaper promos I ran last week (HERE) would have you believe he did. It's possible. The guy was prolific as hell. The strip ran until June 21, 1952. These are from the Philadelphia Inquirer. 






Continued next Saturday

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

HAMMETT HERALD-TRIBUNE: This & That (1940)


Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Feb. 15, 1940

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, May 1, 1940

Minneapolis Star, May 19, 1940

Pittsburg Press, June 22, 1940

Pittsburg Post Gazette, July 18, 1940

Pittsburg Post-Gazette, July 31, 1940

Pittsburg Press, Sept. 28, 1940

Indianapolis Star, Oct 15, 1940

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A Funnybook Biography of WILLIAM BOYD (1952)


Yep, it's Hoppy's alter-ego, from Famous Stars #6 (1950), as shared on comicbookplus by OtherEric. The art might be by a guy named John Prentice, about whom I know squat. Owlhoot Dale Goble will like this, if he looks at it.