Monday, December 24, 2012

Back For The Winter - Xmas Style

Well, it was a long hot three year summer. I once told myself I would never repost artwork on this blog. However...I just love the artwork and (pardon me) the sentiment:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Away For The Summer

I am currently several thousands of miles away from the Spectorphiles; hence, please don't waste your time looking for anything here until at least the beginning of the earliest. Thanks to all those who continue to patronize this site and drop comments. (All and any comments will continue to be posted --it may take a day or two since I've had to begin moderating them due to obnoxioua entrepeneurs).
- Paul

Friday, May 14, 2010

ARMY DAYS: WWII Signal Corps Sketches

My dad did not often sign his work. When it comes to sketches like these, signing one leads me to identify others. Else, I wouldn't be able to positively I.D. many others, as his style was changing at that point in time. Not that they're anything above the norm, but they just help with the continuity.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coogy: BA-ROOM! 4th of July In April

I had somewhat planned to save this Coogy for the 4th of July (American Independence Day for you non USA-ers) and about as close as I could get to fireworks. However, my Uncle John dropped a comment in my previous post for Coogy, titled TERMINATION, that the title might signify that postings of the strip have come to an end. No such thing! Uncle John, this one goes out to you.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Linus The Lionhearted: The Flyin' Lion

In case you missed the comment a few posts back, Brubaker has mentioned and provided a link for "The Flyin' Lion", which was the pilot that sold the Ed Graham Prods series of Linus The Lionhearted. If you need more background on the show, just punch Linus into the searcher at the top of the page. Here's the comment:

select "Linus the Lionhearted" and click episode 4.

I'll just mention that although the soundtrack cover above has Graham's New York office stamped on it, all of the writing, animation, etc., was totally produced in Los Angeles (although not necessarilly the soundtrack itself.)

Thanks Bru!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coogy NY Tribune Promo: PEnnsylvania 6-4000 (In Canada, 808-509)

Hey Spectorphiles. Here's the sales promo by the New York Herald Tribune for Coogy, from 1951. The written style of the copy was certainly not by my father's hand, but I suspect it might have been written by Harold Straubing, at that time an editor for the Trib, and subsequently he and his wife Helen (including Geisha, the gentlest German Shepard you'd ever want to meet) great lifelong friends of the family.
If you read my previous Coogy post then you'll notice the "Tennis Anyone" from which it's referenced.

Here's the strip that the Trib decided to put on the back of the promo:

I think I might have already posted the original for this, but in case not here it is:

Chronologically, this is a follow-up leading into a series to which unfortunately (Damn you Bekins Moving and Storage) I don't have the remainder: