Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Not every vintage comic strip is fondly remembered and destined for the complete hardcover treatment. Here are two forgotten funnies that will likely never be collected for posterity. That's unfortunate -- as these two examples have me, at least, wanting to know what happened in the weeks preceding and following. So enjoy this particularly wacky sample of Stanley Link's Tiny Tim and a smoke-filled episode of Little Joe. You might not ever see too many more examples.
If you think Little Joe looks a lot like Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie, you're right. Joe's creator, Ed Leffingwell, was Gray's cousin and had assisted on LOA. Some speculate that Gray contributed some writing and art to Little Joe as well. Links here will take you to entries in Don Markstein's Toonopedia, a great website chock full of information about comic strips and books.