Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hop for the Holidays!

Also: Crawl for your christmas pudding! And swing for your stocking stuffers! (Key art scanned from my Americana 1973 Merchandise Catalog) Happy Holidays, everyone!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Catholic Miss of America '54

A very exhausting clean-up in Karswell Kastle recently unearthed some interesting finds, things I had forgotten about, other things I had misplaced rather haphazard and foolishly. And I seriously have no idea when, where, or why I acquired a 1954 copy of Catholic Miss of America, as most things associated with any form of organized religion makes me instantly want to crank some Venom or Slayer-- but!!! --a quick flip-thru of the browning, crumbling pages and immediately I could see why (or how) this issue made its way into my devilish grip. Yes, cute girl illustrations seem to find their way into my possession no matter where they materialize from, and as your savior of forgotten key art (and now Catholic kitsch), I am more than happy to help these blessed things find new, everlasting, and yes, even redeeming life through the blood of blogger resurrection. Amen.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Petite Gourmet

There sure are a lot of fun recipes in this 40-page Petite Gourmet booklet from the 50's/60's: Alabama Biscuits, Crazy Cake, Quick Corn Piggies, Gashouse Eggs, and Fattigmand's Bakelse (aka Poor Man's Cake) just to name a few-- inquiring chefs feel free to drop me a line-- but what I really like here are the cute though sorta rough little drawings of our petite gourmette herself slaving away in the kitchen (cover signature says Idelson.) She looks so incredibly sweet, whether whipping up a sea food salad, or eating a late night sandwich while watching the pubic hair channel! Back cover of the booklet mentions a "Jovial Joe" as the fab designer / printer-- anyone know if he's the illustrator too?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dream Girl

Kicking off the new and final month of 2016 with a mysterious little love story, highlighted by beautiful Bob Brown interior and cover artwork. Originally featured in the December 1957 issue of House of Mystery #69 (though this is the later 70's Witching Hour reprint version), --and seriously, with all of the recent negativity and sadness in the world, I dedicate todays post to everyone with a dream girl, dream guy, or just a gorgeous dream about anything that makes your life happy and worthwhile...