Sunday, June 27, 2010

Nemo #6: J.H. Donahey and early S.J. Perelman

The conclusion of "Nemo: the Classic Comics Library" #6 with two gems that I learned of firs here.

First up in the feature "Penmen of the Past", J.H. Donahey is spotlighted with his panel cartoons on society and humanity from early in the century. This one features a cartoon I have referenced in my head almost daily since I first read this. Check out the cartoon on the lower half of page 8...

...every time I hear a conversation at work, on the street, in a bar, in a restaurant, wherever...this cartoon runs through my head as I witness by-standers "Saving the Country" or "Saving the World"!

The second feature is about the great "New Yorker" humorist and Marx Brothers scribe, S.J. Perelman and his forays into the comic strip world.

Tomorrow I'll start posting "Nemo" issue 7 which has a nice conversation between Floyd "Mickey Moust" Gottfredson and Carl "Donald Duck" Barks and even features Fantographics upping the budget to include some pages in glorious 4-Color!

Talk to ya later!

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