Your Comics Page 4-28-2015

cat-calendar-cat-after-mouse-1991.jpgI’ve saved a lot of crazy cat pictures over the years, here’s one of my favorites. Reminds me of a real life Tom and Jerry or Ignatz and Krazy on the flip side.

krazy-8-31-to-9-5-42.jpg Krazy from 8-31 to 9-5-42 displays the incursion of the second World War into Garge’s Coconino County. In the 8-31, Krazy is singing “There’s Something About A Soldier” as Ignatz goes into the infantry as a Colonel. Offissa Pupp is an M.P. In the 9-5, a Dog who says he’s a General marches into the strip and says to Ignatz: “Hi Private, What’s Cooking?” The General seems to be Irish, since he has the craves for potatoes, and Ignatz makes a hasty retreat, having no potatoes cooking, or otherwise.

myrtle-5-24-to-5-30-48.jpg In Myrtle, 5-24 to 5-30-1948, Myrtle and Sampson put out their own typewritten newspaper, with an “e” missing. Slug, in the 5-27, submits a comic strip to the fledgling paper, but Myrtle, Sampson and Bingo reject it. I love the panel with Slug keeping his job as a soda jerk, looking at his strip: “I still think it’s good!” The Sunday from 5-30 has the whole family painting the house, Slug defiantly walks under the ladder and look what Hyacinth the cat pushes over!

felix-8-20-to-8-26-34.jpg Felix, 8-20 to 8-26-1934 has Felix trying to find a new “owner” as the crook he was bound to is now in the clink. He finds himself being given away to Miss Daisy Pipp, who is expecting flowers and instead receives a “common cat”. In the Sunday, Felix manages to get the whole battleship to himself as he plays around in the hold with explosives and the whole crew take to the lifeboats. We’ll see whether Felix blows himself up or becomes an Admiral!



yogi-5-23-65.jpgyogi-5-30-65.jpg Here are the Yogi Bear Sundays from May, 1965. Harvey Eisenberg is still represented by the comics he left behind, and he managed to create quite a backlog of Yogi pages while he lived. My favorites here are the 5-16 (click to enlarge the thumbnails) in which Yogi leads his own humming group of hummingbirds. Harvey was very good at drawing realistic birds, his “Bertie Bird” text illos in many of the Tom and Jerry comic books attest to that. The hummingbirds he designed for this strip are very appealing. The 5-30 episode is a little bit puzzling to me, who’s Henry? He’s a bit hard of hearing, and celebrating his 91st birthday. Does this Henry have anything to do with Henry Orbit, from “The Jetsons”? Henry Orbit was an old-timer, and as I remember, a little hard of hearing. Maybe the Henry in this Yogi Bear page is the great-great-great grandfather of Henry Orbit? I know nozzink. Maybe Yowp can help with this H-B puzzler. So long for now.

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