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:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Coogy: The Bus To Hollywood

I'm just putting this online because it's a dobie and I already had it scanned (I'm temporarilly enstranged from the Irvchives). Pay attention to the top right panel where Coogy says "Tennis anyone" -- it was included in the NY Tribune's promo to its syndicators...which will be shortly published here. Enjoy.

From October 7, 1951:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Casper, On The Cheap

The following speaks for itself. Forget about the return address -- we were in Los Angeles and my dad had already been freelancing for Paramount for several years. He was at Hanna-Barbera by the date of this invoice. Geeze, can you imagine this kind of price for boards? Well, then again, it is Casper