Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday Comics - Polly and Her Pals and Orignal Blog Blueprint

Here's a quick look back at just over a year ago when I first decided maybe I would like to start a blog and how I analyzed what I may have to offer the blogosphere...

...we should all be grateful it was my head I decided to plumb the depths of instead of the other possibilities.

Now for more scans from "Nemo: the Classic Comics Library" magazine #1 from 1983.

It's a real shame that economics forced these strips especially to be printed in black and white. Sterrett's art deco designed Sunday pages had a lot to offer in color scheme as well. But again, this was one of my first exposures to this comics legends work...thanks again to Rick Marschall, Bill Blackbeard and the rest for taking the time back in the day to share their love of all this stuff.


See y'all tomorrow!


Lysdexicuss said...

Sterret has a wonderful chameleon-like ability to ape the art styles of peers like Herriman and Segar. That 3rd strip is amazing~! Just enough information, lots of black ink, wonderful textures~! Thanx for sharing, Jeff~!

ps: 'Inside Jeff Overturf's Prostate' just wouldn't feel right to me...

Jeff Overturf said...

It's a true testament to Sterrett that these strips look and read as well as they do even in black and white...a true genius.

ps: It wouldn't feel right to me either...ouch.

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I remember as a little shaver poring over back issues of The Good Old Days at my grandparents'...Polly and Her Pals was one of my favorites, and anytime the magazine reprinted one of those strips it was a real treat.

Jeff Overturf said...

I'm really happy folks are enjoying these afticles. Makes me happy that I have something fairly unique in my collection to share.

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