Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gene Ahern - "Squirrel Food" - Nemo #25 - the conclusion

"Squirrel Food", or just plain NUTS! There was a trend in early comic strips toward the absurd and down-right wacky.

Before giving birth to the classic "Our Boarding House" and it's star Major Hoople, a young Gene Ahern helped fill newspaper's desire to fill this trend with a few filler strips that beame regular features. Here's Nemo's over-view and a few samples of his "Squirrel Food", "Balmy Benny", "Otto Auto", "The Crazy Quilt" and "Fathead Fritz" that made a dreary world fun for only a nickel a day.


Talk to you soon.

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