Even after VT Hamlin retired from the Alley Oop strip in the early 70s, and his assistant Dave Graue took over, much of the charm and characterization remained. Yet I only kept a couple of the Graue Sunday strips, but only because after Walt Kelly died and Pogo wasn't the same, clipping the funnies wasn't the same either, so I had ceased collecting strips on a regular basis.
These two examples of Graue's work are not continuous by any means, but they're fun to look at even out of context.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.