Loopy De Loop in Little Golden Books
For those that may not remember, Loopy De Loop was a much undervalued Hanna Barbara cartoon from the 1950s/1960s; starring a misunderstood french Canadian hobo wolf that traveled around determined to give wolves a good name. His goodwill mission was constantly hampered by the fact that he was, well, a wolf. He spoke in broken English, which didn't help matters either. In his dauntless way, he was rather heartbreaking, introducing himself as "Loopy De Loop, the good wolf!"This comes from a Little Golden Book published in 1960 with artwork by George Santos.
Jingle Jangle No. 29 - George Carlson!
Here's some cool stuff from Jingle Jangle Comics No. 29, October 1947. First comes a nifty cover done by Larz Bourne:This first story is by the great George Carlson, most famous for his "The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg" stories done for Jingle Jangle Comics. I love a lot about Carlson's work, but mostly I admire his page layouts. This Hortense story is signed by one "Wilmer Muddleshtunk" who is actually the art/writing team of Allen Ulmer (art) and Ray Wilner (writer). I couldn't find out too much about Ulmer other than he drew several newspaper strips, including "The Shadow", The Green Hornet, The Saint, and Tarzan - all in the 40s and 50s.
Howie Post's Hot Stuff 1965!
Here's some great stuff (Hot Stuff that is) from the late, great Howie Post. No comic book artist ever made me happier than Mr. Post. He is one of those cartoonist whom I often call "my favorite." Both these stories are from Stumbo Tinytown No. 9, October, 1965.