The vintage Sunday comics I posted leading up to the release of Big Funny proved so popular, that I'm going to post a few more. Today we have Prince Valiant from June 17, 1945, and the Terry and the Pirates strip from the same day (printed on the reverse of the Val). I especially like this Val. Look at the compositions, the visual storytelling and the character acting on this page -- spectactular! The second panel is one I've used in my MCAD comics classes to show how to make every element in a panel serve a purpose.
I'm also sharing a Skippy strip from 1930. Percy Crosby was a fascinating character -- and if you love comics like I do, you'd really enjoy Jerry Robinson's book about Crosby and his art -- if you're lucky enough to track down a copy of this long-out-of-print volume....
This Skippy comes from a Sunday comic section that is literally falling apart. I'm going to try to scan the rest of it, to preserve what I can from it -- it's sad to see the brittle paper crumbling as it ages. The actually paper is far more yellowed than this Photoshopped scan would suggest -- and the creases in the paper are an unfortunate blemish that I couldn't remove. Check back over the next couple weeks, as I'll post more strips as I get them scanned and cleaned up....
And feel free to leave a comment, folks. I'd like to know what you think about the content of this blog, and what else you'd like to see here.
recently found your blog--but have been coming back. skippy, terry, price valiant are great. love the Sundays in color--charlie
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