Thursday, April 30, 2009

COOGY: Avalanche Country

From February 29, 1953:



I don't know the exact terminology but this is a sort of "proof" that the Herald-Tribune sent my father before the color was added. Unfortunately I don't have the original for comparison, and something tells me that this inked-only version might be nicer than what was published.

5 comments:

J.V. (AKA "White Pongo") said...

They don't make 'em like this anymore. Utterly guileless in a way which I'm sorry to say has been mostly forgotten in American culture. Wait, was I being an old crank again? Thanks for sharing!

p spector said...

Guileless indeed. What can we say about a world where even Disney endorses fart jokes.
Thanks for coming inside, Sir!

Bob Jaques said...

Absolutely brilliant!!

Weirdo said...

This is marvelous material. The joke is a bit predictable, but the artwork is absolutely gorgeous. All of it is structured and beautifully composed. It also reads very clearly, even atthe size you have it. That is a sign of a great artist. Your father is an inspiration to all of us aspiring cartoonists/artists. Thank you for this.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Brilliant! I just love the silent strips he did at the time. It's mot the joke, it's the telling of the joke that makes it as good as it is. I think I will use this sample in my upcoming post about silent gags. In most of them the coloring was okay, but it didn't take them to the next level.