Friday, November 28, 2014

The Secret of Terror Castle

Back in July I posted an ad for The Three Investigators books (click HERE.) Our good friend Mr. C admitted in the comments to having never read any of the many adventures involving Bob Andrews, Pete Crenshaw, and Jupiter Jones, --which to my ears also means that he's never seen the wonderfully atmospheric illustrations each book contains as well! And there's no better place to start than with the very first Three Investigators tale, "The Secret of Terror Castle", written by Robert Arthur in 1964 and featuring the spooktacular art of Harry Kane.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Appetizer Art of Lou Peters

I'm thankful for many things in my life, and one of them is the amazing art of Lou Peters which graces quite a few pages from Good Housekeepings excellent series of 50's cook books (click HERE for more examples in the AEET archives after you devour this post!) With today's post we get a titanic tray load of awesome appetizer illos: dips and dunks, stick 'n picks, hot and bubblies, spreads, and more! So come on, don't be a bore, break out the fancy dresses and accordions, yank those striped black socks all the way up to your knobby kneecaps, and prepare for a day of chowing down irresponsibly! Happy Thanksgiving, one and all :)

Monday, November 24, 2014


Mini-Monday returns to AEET with a tiny comic strip that I found in a Dell paperback from 1962 (and scanned at 400%) called "Nervous in the Service"; edited by Bill Yates. The book itself is a collection of "America's leading jokesters taking a look at our servicemen on land, on the sea, in the air, and far out in space", and this cute martian maiden strip illustrated by O'Brien --simply titled "Pickup" --is definitely the highlight of the collection.

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Hi There, Sex Fans!"

A nice 'n naughty selection of one-panel gags from "The Age of Hilarious" paperback edited by Phil Hirsch and published by Pyramid in 1971, aka the Age of Aquarius. Enjoy!