Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday Funnies - Nemo 16 - Huckleberry Finn, Hairbreadth Harry and More...

Mmmmmmmmmm Sunday and time for the funnies!!!

"Nemo: the Classic Comics Library" December 1985 issue brings us another grand day of learning comics history and some really neat cartoons to look at...so let's get started!!


The Table of Contents...like a menu to whet your appetite!


Rick Marschall rightfully bursts with pride in his editorial about the amazing amount of contect Nemo's brought us to this point. Let me tell you, after scanning each and every page for sharing on this blog, it's A LOT!




A real treat to start things off...pre-Krazy Kat George Herriman! Now, THAT makes me drool. Herriman is one of my top favorites in the field. I hope those other devotees to this master check out the "Strippers Guide" blog, where Allan Holtz spotlights forgotten and rare Herriman each and every Saturday. But before you do, drink in Nemo's sampling of the wonderful "Baron Bean"









Special bonus focus! 1985 marked the 100th anniversary of the first printing of Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn". Called the "Great American Novel" by many and a seminal work in American humor by maybe many more, it's certainly when American humor evolved into modern American humor. And there've been a few comic strip interpretations along the way. Cartoonists should ALL be drawn to Twain...they should find a lot of common ground.




















Nemo's continuing feature "Penmen of the Past" spotlights the amazingingly modern and moody illustrative work of Joseph Clement Coll. Enjoy!










Nemo also continues their look at the great European comic artists, this time airing Corto Maltese...






...and Bruno Brazil!




We also get a few pages of Mort Walker and Jerry Dumas' insider strip, "Sam's Strip".



Finally (bestill my ravenous appetite) part 3 of "Hairbreadth Harry's" deliscious adventure!















If THAT ain't knockin' yer socks off...just take a look at NEXT issue...


Stuffed full of Chester Gould goodness! I can hardly wait.

Talk to you soon!

2 comments:

Lysdexicuss said...

I need to see more of that Corto Maltese strip~!

And at a glance, scrolling down, I wouldn't sworn that forgotten penman of the past was Berni Wrightson. I wonder if he was influenced by Coll.

Jeff Overturf said...

Coll seems to have a lot of the same qualities as Wrightson for sure...I wouldn't doubt it.

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