Your Comics Page, Palm Sunday 2013

krazy-9-29-to-10-4-41.jpg From 9-29 to 10-4-1941 comes Krazy Kat with a lot of pigeon jokes for the week. “Stool” pigeons, “Homin'” pigeons and Carrier pigeons have a hierarchy that Garge explores thoroughly, ending with a neat little “Welsh Rabbit” joke. Garge designed rabbits very well, this one could have been a recurring character, perhaps in tandem with a desert jackrabbit.

felix-11-18-to-11-24-35.jpgFelix is from 11-18 to 11-24-1935 this time out. He continues to elude the sailors by hiding in a bag, but is eventually flushed out and he surrenders his precious diamond under ether. Once again, he loses control of the peculiar oblong gem that propels the action into 1936. I love Felix’s crouched position in the 11-22 and 11-23 as he tries to hide the diamond by hunching up around it. He really looks pathetic. In the Sunday, Felix thinks he has a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner courtesy of the Professor, only to find that the Prof. just wants a turkey for two feathers to round out an Indian costume he’s making. Felix’s frustrated attitude in the last panel is quite funny as he searches for a fish dinner as he’s forced to trade L-Triptophan for Omega 3’s.

myrtle-6-23-to-6-28-47.jpg Myrtle is from 6-23 to 6-28-1947. Dudley Fisher continues to produce great looking dailies. Freddie wears a sports shirt three times during the week, but only in the Saturday, 6-28, strip does a real gag come out of his change in wardrobe. Victor, a neighborhood boy, looks better in the sports “muscle” shirt than does Freddie, so he goes back to his long sleeve dress shirt. I also like the 6-26, where Bingo shows his true opinion of Mom’s taste in lamps; “You can’t fool a dog!”

    There’s a current class called “Blogging for Fun and Profit” offered over at the Glendale Community College right now. If it didn’t cost so much, I’d take it, simply to get ideas of how to “profit” from a Blog. I know all about the fun part. Have you visited Jerry Beck’s new and improved Cartoon Research blog? Here’s the link: Jerry really works hard at his blog, posts every day, sometimes more than once. I like to put a post together every so often, but it’s hard to be dedicated to sitting in front of a screen for so many hours a day. See you soon.

2 Responses to “Your Comics Page, Palm Sunday 2013”

  1. Seconding my recommendation to Cartoon Research. There’s good stuff there, folks!

    I like that lamp in the 6-26 strip. Can’t beat the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story”

  2. Gilbert says:

    The poses reflect the chracaters, everything happening to them at that moment, what they’re doing.If a person acts obnoxious to an animal, the animal might get scared, so his reaction would be to curl up in a little fuzzy ball, or attack the person, depending on the type of animal. A type of reaction that pushes back when one goes a little to far.I imagine always standing perfectly straight would feel rather uncomfortable. And it would be hard to express your discomfort when your whole body moves like a statue.That’s the kind of thing I fear whenever the thought crosses my mind of Cartoon chracaters being alive like in Cool World, or Roger Rabbit, those chracaters brought to life, so lively, so colorful, Just imagine what He-Man or She-Ra would say if they were brought to life in the real world( Why God why?!, Cripple!, Please shoot me now, etc….)Or maybe they would just repeat the same catchphrase to you over and over, like a puppet, or an action figure. That’s probably right.That is all.

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