Your Comics Page 7-1-2015

felix-9-17-to-9-23-34.jpg Here’s Felix, from 9-17 to 9-23-1934. Felix is still searching for a loving home, but instead gets spooked by some mice, gets set up to be chased by a dog, gets ignored by a man in training for night watchman duty and gets poked and prodded by a musician’s bow and trombone. Felix longs to be free as a bird, then meets a caged parrot! In the Sunday, Felix fends off the ape he met last week by accidentally giving him a hornet’s nest instead of a coconut. The intrepid cat then sets off to sea in the shell casing.

myrtle-6-21-to-6-27-48.jpg Myrtle is from 6-21 to 6-27-1948 this post. In the dailies, Freddie starts out the week by trying to wash his golf balls. That turns into a treatise on being absent-minded, until Myrtle really loses her mind in the 6-26. Reminds me of the ending of Tex Avery’s “Happy-G0-Nutty”:”You think you’re Napoleon, but you’re not! I AM!”  In the Sunday, Freddie gets a call from “Toodles”, an old sweetheart, and Susie is a bit concerned. But Toodles has gained a lot of weight since she last saw Freddie, to everyone’s relief including Bingo.

krazy-9-28-to-10-3-42.jpg Here’s Krazy, from 9-28 to 10-3-1942. Much ado about a “Cat O’Nine Tails” this week, in the 9-28, the Nine-tailed wonder turns out to be a fake, and in the 10-2, the W.C. Fields-type dog claims to have known a TEN-tailed feline. I like Offissa Pupp speaking of himself in the third person as a “Kop”. He tries to beef up his ego, but Ignatz escapes in a bottomless garbage can before his story can be continued….in Jail.

yogi-7-4-65.jpg I do believe we have come to the final Harvey Eisenberg Yogi Bear Sunday page, from 7-4-65, and Yogi finds himself lassoed to a rocket ship, going from a mare to the air. (Hey-Hey!)

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yogi-7-25-65.jpg These next three, 7-11, 7-18 and 7-25-1965, appear to me to be mostly the work of Gene Hazelton, who is a bit more of a graphic artist than Harvey; he drew a little flatter, Yogi seems a bit less rotund with Gene. Huck Hound makes a rare appearance in the 7-11 with a little boy scout that looks like a Hazelton design. Click to enlarge the 7-18 strip, and you will see an unusual episode giving Yogi credit for the Wright Brothers successful aircraft! The last Sunday page for the month has an ingenious use of a friendly porcupine as Yogi spears some forbidden apples. If you keep in touch with Yowp’s blog, www.yowpyowp.blogspot.com, you will find more complete versions of the third-page strips I have loaded here, in black and white. The “Tab” format Sundays with the “Yogi Bear” logo, two of which I’ve included in this post, are only missing one panel that was in the half-page format. You’re missing very little on these if you just read them here. Have a crazy Fourth of July, enjoy all your illegal fireworks and learn not to burn (Hey-Hey-Hey!).

6 Responses to “Your Comics Page 7-1-2015”

  1. joe c says:

    Interesting to see Offissa Pupp say “gobbage” instead of “garbage”. He doesn’t often go phonetic like that like Krazy does, no?

  2. Mark says:

    Thanks for your comment, Joe. That’s a good point about Pupp’s “accent”. Krazy’s “Kat Langwitch” reminds me of lower east side New York, and perhaps Garge intended Offissa Pupp’s dialect to be upper east side or west side New York. If any of my esteemed readers are more Sherlockian in their knowledge of New York regional speech, make with the kawfee tawk and fill me in!

  3. Rodinei Campos da Silveira says:

    From this selection of Yogi Bear Sunday pages, dated from July 1965, the first Sunday page (July 4, 1965) was drawn by the legendary Harvey Eisenberg (according to your comments, Mark).
    The other three Yogi Sunday pages were all drawn by Iwao Takamoto, being the July 11, 1965 Sunday page has an special appearance of another Hanna-Barbera classical character: Huckleberry Hound. This same Sunday page was carried in the now-extinct Mark Christiansen’s blog Mark Christiansen’s Other Stuff (http://marksotherstuff.blogspot.com).

  4. Mark says:

    Thanks for the identifications Rodinei! Iwao’s style is very deft, but definitely less volumetric than Mr. Eisenberg. It’s not easy for me to recognize Mr. Takamoto’s drawing style, especially in his “funny” mode.

  5. Mark says:

    By the way Rodinei, can you give us some characteristics on recognizing Gene Hazelton’s drawing?
    Thanks, Mark

  6. Rodinei Campos da Silveira says:

    Enjoy to see the Flintstones daily strips drawn by Gene Hazelton in the Yowp’s blog.

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