Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Days Gone By

In days gone by, Batman (without the 'the') would go out in the daylight and even breakfast with the President.

This drawing was part of a book that published a lot of cartoonists' thank yous to the President after a special outing where they all had orange juice with him. I can believe that maybe Bob Kane drew this Batman and Robin, but I'd bet a stack of pancakes that Dick Sprang ghosted the drawing of Ike.


Unknown said...

Yes, I believe Dick Sprang 'ghost" drew Ike. Notice the ink lines on his nose the smile wrinkles, etc., that's his signature lines.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, indeed.

And again, Bob Kane probably did the Batman and Robin figures, looking at how stiff they are and their hands are too small in scale, Kane's signature weaknesses.

Although, come to think of it, they could have been drawn by Sheldon Moldoff, who also had those weaknesses. Kane was probably on a date that night and had the guys whip something up for him to submit to the commander-in-chief.

Oh I'm being snarky now, aren't I?

Kid said...

Whoever drew it sure didn't leave a lot of leg room under that table. Bats and Ike must have been playing 'footsie'. It's a pretty careless drawing, but not without some charm.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

Oh, H_ll. Just be glad that Kane didn't claim to have created President Eisenhower!

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Well, at least he didn't claim to have created the internet.