Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rocky and his Fiendish Friends #5 (PART 2)

Here's the last of the stories from the September 1963 issue of Rocky and his Fiendish Friends #5... and for you issue completists I also included the 2 pages of black and white "Keys of Knowledge" inside cover fillers. Hope you enjoyed this fun look into a great Gold Key comic!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Rocky and his Fiendish Friends #5 (PART 1)

In our last post, I presented a couple kookball tales from the September 1963 issue of Rocky and his Fiendish Friends #5, and now by popular, arm-twisting demand here's the start of a two-part post delivering the rest of this great issue-- and what a collection of top notch Jay Ward characters we have here too: Bullwinkle, Rocky, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Boris and Natasha, Inspector Fenwick, Dudley Do-Right, Snidely Whiplash, Sweet Nell and Horse! I already applauded the wild artistry of Al Kilgore on these stories, let's not overlook his extremely funny, super clever writing either!

(Part 2 up NEXT!)

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Goblin Gimmick / My Creepy Shadow

Two short but very fun stories from the Sept '63 issue of Rocky and his Fiendish Friends #5, illustrated by the great Al Kilgore whose madcap style really gives these tales an extra springy edge. I'd love to find more Liddle Wolfgang stuff to post-- this kid would undoubtably be right at home over at The Horrors of it All!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

STL Advertising (1948 - 1961)

I recently bought a stack of STL Municipal Opera Programs from an antique mall, one dated as old as 1948, the most recent from 1961, and a bunch dated in between. I carefully scoured through each issue (ignoring the opera stuff) and scanned all of my favorite local advertising scattered throughout. What I ended up with here are 30 fantastic examples of bold graphic design, typography, and illustration-- as well as a teary eyed glimpse at my beloved hometown city that unfortunaterly no longer exists... wonder what would happen if I dialed EVergreen- 38899 anyway?