Saturday, May 30, 2009


Another Wood sketch that I bought from Woody with a whole batch of artist's originals of all kinds. This was obviously a work-up for Witzend, but I've never seen a final published anywhere.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Other Whistler

Some interesting illustrations by Rex Whistler.

Gulliver's Travels

The Marsh King's Daughter

Garden of Paradise

Monday, May 25, 2009

My Favorite Depiction of Scrooge McDuck

This painting by Carl Barks is on the cover of Uncle $crooge McDuck: His Life & Times as well as the cover of Russ Cochran's Graphic Gallery #4.

My other favorite depiction of Scrooge is in Bark's story The Old Castle's Secret, but that's a story for another time.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kelly Sunday

Another Pogo Sunday from 45 years ago today:

And finally (drumroll please), the Pogo "Mars" sequence is ready to start rolling. It is so saturated with Kellyness that I decided to let the sequence have its own 'blog. The image below is the header, and this is where you can find it: Pogo in Pandemonia

There is another blog, The Fabulous Fifties, that intends to showcase the sequence as well, and who knows maybe others have or will be showing it around the world. But my showcase will be in pretty high resolution and from my perspective of having talked with Kelly about the sequence before it was ever published (as explained already in Pogo in Pandemonia). My one shortcoming is that the Sunday strips, that I collected week by week when they were first published, are the tabloid format, dropping one panel from each page each week. Maybe we'll be able to see those over at The Fabulous Fifties. 

But the run that I have is pretty complete, and I'm going to begin the run at the first week of 1966 to include all the build-up. It will be more than a year's worth of material, but it certainly won't take that long to see it, as I will show up to a month's worth at any one posting.

Stop in, hope to see you there, hope to see some comments.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Princess Pam

I wasn't going to post this until a later date, but I am now for the sake of connection to the previous post regarding Bruce Jones and Dave Stevens. What a great pairing of talents. What a loss with the passing of Dave Stevens.

Princess Pam is a gorgeous 4 pages, thanks also to Joe Chiodo's colors. It's terrific that there was no violence in the story, even if the ending is sad. What's really sad is that we don't have more stories of this sort.

Friends of the Rocketeer

Above and below from the Rocketeer Album limited edition. There are some books I am glad to buy; and some, years later, that I'm really glad I bought.

Below are full-page 'pin-ups' from the 1984 Rocketeer Special Edition #1, created by some of Dave Steven's friends.

Gray Morrow

Doug Wildey

Bruce Jones

Friends of the Rocketeer

Russ Heath—very cool

Murphy Anderson

William Stout

Al Williamson

GF—I'm sorry, I don't know who GF is.