Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mutt and Jeff

Remember the Mutt and Jeff comics? I couldn't get this enhanced like I wanted to but I thought you'd enjoy seeing them. Not so sure younger people will know who they are.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ruff and Reddy

Ruff and Reddy was one of my favorite cartoon shows when I was a kid. It ran from 1957 - 1960. Ruff was a smart and loyal cat and Reddy was a friendly and brave dog who was not very bright. Here's the cartoon.

I want to bring them back starting with this comic. The boys pick the wrong time to stop reading signs.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Super Mouse Book Opening Page

Super Mouse might have super powers but he doesn’t know much about women. The chances she would be ready on time were slim.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Calvin and Hobbes = Snoopy and Charlie Brown

Cartoonaday.com managed to blend two of my favorite comic strips into one.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lightning Strike Fact

This makes me wonder if she ever stepped foot out of the house again when rain was in the forecast.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Common Core Math Sucks

I drew this comic for my "I Hate Homework" book after I spent over an hour trying to help my grandson with a homework problem, only to find out there was no answer! Seriously. The teacher said it was designed to make the kids think. I figure the next time he has trouble solving a problem he'll quickly assume there is no answer and move on.

Then on another problem I tried to show him a simple way to get the answer and he proceeded to show me the complicated steps they were told to follow.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Walt Kelly

Walt Kelly is probably best known for his comic strip Pogo. I enhanced this comic because it made me crack up.

Popeye's First Appearance in Thimble Theater

E.C. Segar created the comic Thimble Theater back in 1919. I'll show you some of the earlier strips from time to time where Olive Oyl appeared and looked a heck of a lot different than she did later. But right now I wanted to show you Popeye's first appearance in the strip in January of 1929.

Yep. It took almost ten years for Popeye to show up. I'm sure glad he did.

Pretty cool, huh?

Monday, June 15, 2015

Popeye the Sailor Man

I've been a fan of Popeye since way back when, even though I am an army veteran and hate spinach. :-)This comic page appeared in "Thimbletheat" by http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/ottertorials/2006/12/. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia in 1933.

Friday, June 12, 2015

MonkeyShines Comics

Sometimes a single cartoon says it all with no words.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Super Mouse Comic

Probably a lot of you older readers remember Mighty Mouse. I used to watch him regularly. Well let me bring back Super Mouse.

He's one of the old comics I'll be bringing back to life.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Wizard of Oz - Dorothy's Diary

This is the opening scene in my - Wizard of Oz: Dorothy's Diary - book. I took an old classic comic book on the Wizard of Oz and fixed some of the comic panels along with adding my own dialogue to make it a similar but different version of Oz.

This was a fun project and has been well accepted so I'll be doing more of these types of books in the future. The comic books I use are in the public domain but I want to add my own touch. There will be plenty of comic panels in these books but will be on the order of the Wimpy Kid books in that there will also be a written narrative or story, if you will. 

Check out the free preview on Amazon and you'll understand what I'm trying to say. Here's another panel to whet your appetite. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck

The Adventures of Obadiah Oldbuck was published in 1842 and is said to be the first known comic book. It consists of drawings along with writing so I guess you could also compare it to some of the graphic books that are popular nowadays. Here is the cover and I am including a link to a site where you can read this "comic book" online free.

The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck