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!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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!)
(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?
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