Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Howie Post - Harvey's Most Cartooniest - We Hardly Knew Ye

The blogosphere has been abuzz of late with news of the death of the great Howie Post this last week. Howard Post (Nov. 2, 1926-May 21, 2010) was probably the most cartooniest of all the Harvey comics artists. His characters had a very alive quality and truly seemed to want to jump off of the page.

Unfortunately it's been the tradition in humor comics NOT to list credits to the artists and writers and the travesty is, though we all knew his work most fans (including me till recently) never knew his name.

To all the comics snobs out there who look down their noses at Hot Stuff and Spooky and the know you read these, you know you loved didn't just spring from the womb and start main-lining Jack Kirby. People like Howie Post were a gateway drug.

I wanted to do my fair part and celebrate Howie's art.



Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

Why is it that I can remember who was in The Ghostly Trio--Fatso, Fusso and Lazo--and yet I can never recall where I've put my keys?

There's something seriously wrong with me.

Akshunt "Action" Frank Franklyn said...

Ivan, in my opinion there's nothing wrong with with you... And I'm sure Jeffy would agree, you have your priorities in the correct order.

Mykal Banta said...

Absolutely primo Post, my friend. That Wendy story is a particular gem - so beautifully drawn in that wonderful Post style. Well posted!!

Jeff Overturf said...

Ivan: Your keys always turn up anyway...but naming the Ghostly Trio may win you a bar bet!

Frank: Get back to your Bigfoot documentaries!

Mykal: I even enjoyed a big bowl of Post Toasties while writing it...thanks!

Gabriel said...

Great Post on Post! Love the Ghostly Trio story.
To be handsome usually strikes the talents in a bad sense... But ladies can tip the scales on your favor in case you're not a ghost, I suppose...
There are lots of wisdom on that old Harvey stories!

Jeff Overturf said...

Lots indeed Gabriel!

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