I delivered the afternoon paper, but mom also subscribed to the morning paper, so I clipped a lot from both. I had quite a collection of strips, but I wasn't at that time an archivist, so I clipped really close to the borders, sometimes dipping to the inside of borders. I am so ticked at myself that I didn't just save the entire comic sections from both papers and just leave it at that. I would have had a beautiful run of some beautiful strips.
In time, I would grow tired of keeping all those strips in order and was overwhelmed by the boxes and boxes I had accumulated of them. So I tossed them.
Well, I did keep some samplings of favorites (and even those have disappeared slowly over the years). I still have a good long run of Pogo, but everything else came down to a handful of samples.
Five Sundays of Kevin the Bold actually made the cut to survive to this day, and they are posted here. I've already posted one of these, but I found a few more and wanted to make a set, though far from a continuity.
In the interest of full disclosure, I've cleaned these scans up a little, to get rid of the worst of the bleed-through from the other side (Bugs Bunny—yuck), and I've accentuated skin blush. In the 30s and 40s skin blush was beautifully displayed throughout the comics, but by the 60s, colorists didn't want to be bothered much with subtleties and comic page people always looked washed out. Well, these days I don't have to put up with that crap!
Looking now - will continue! Great stuff, thanks very much!
Esta es mi primera visita a tu blog y encuentro gran cantidad de historietas interesantes.
"Kevin the Bold" fue una de mis favoritas desde hace años. Si buscas en mi blog: CHIQUIRRITIPIS.BLOGSPOT.COM/
en la etiqueta COLLINS -Kreigh, encontrarás varias páginas de "Kevin" e ilustraciones de Collins.
Un cordial saludo y hasta pronto.
Gracias. Me gusta tu blog también.
Just foound your site with the Kevin the Bold posting. Kreigh Collins and his family lived near us back in the day, and because Kreigh and my dad were both sailors, they were good friends. Kreigh was an illustrator and I have seen a very deatailed pen and ink illustration of his showing an English village circa 1100AD Thank you for keeping a little of his art work alive.
How wonderful! What a great legacy. Any chance that you have a scan that you can share?
Thank you for posting these Kevin the Bold pages. I've heard of it through the years but never seen samples. Beautiful.
We've all thrown comics out and wish we hadn't. I had some Steve Canyon and Li'l Abner.
Thank you so much for posting these.
In 1958 my parents read this strip and named me after Kevin. I have never seen this strip before. Too bad I didn't find this site before dad passed in 2011.
Again thank you. We through so much away that we don't realize would be fascinating to others in the future. I have been trying to preserve some of my grandmother's legacy. She was born in 1912 before Arizona was a state and lived over 100 years. So much history.
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