Monday, November 22, 2010

Tryin' T'Be a Nice, Upright Accommodating Fella

Hi — I'm Thom.

I'm a blogaholic.

Really, I'm addicted, I can't stay away. I'm hooked on scanning and sharing. I'm far from being done with my deadlines, but here I be—dragging out some old Alley Oops, cuz I've gotten some requests, asking for any I got.

Wull, here's the thing. I used to collect ol' Oop every Sunday from '64 or so 'til the late '70s. And then one day after I was married, I realized I just couldn't keep everything I ever owned, and out they went. But I couldn't toss my Pogo Sunday collection—and lo and behold, Oop was on the backside of a number of the Pogos. But not always. Editors kept switching Sunday Funny layouts. So I have a few here and a few there. Here's a few in a slightly consecutive run, with some missing. But the neat thing about the Oop strip is that not much really happens in the long run, and each strip is fun just by itself. In this run evidently someone thinks Oop is a ghost, cuz of the lightning, but not seeing that part doesn't really hurt the story line at all.

I've got some more Oops that I'll post some other day.

I just can't stay away from this bloggin' stuff. It kinda cheers my day.

Cheers to you!


Annie said...

Hi Thom,
Thank you! You brought back happy childhood memories of enjoying the Sunday comics, when comics were large format, full color, and a whole bunch of pages. It's too bad we didn't all save them, so it's good you've got some of the originals. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thank you Annie. The comics were always important to me during childhood, so I can't believe I didn't just save the entire comics sections from those days. Comics these days are such a pale reflection.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well!

Glen Story said...

Thomas, I am happy for your addiction: it feeds mine. I'm an image addict, and your blogs are a necessary stop, every day.

Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Thanks Glen. There's more image addicts out there than I thought there were (look at all those tumblrs!). I'll do what I can to be one of your sources.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU for the Alley Oop sundays--I belong to the alley oop yahoo group so these are really welcome. charlie