Sunday, December 19, 2010

King Wheat

A contrast between two anthropomorphic views of wheat-stalks. Arthur G. Racey from the Family Herald 9 Aug 1933 and Arch Dale from the Winnipeg Free Press 2 July 1928.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What Happened Next?

The story behind What Happened Next is HERE. Top strip is dated June 22 1912, next June 29 1912 and finally September 20 1913.

Adventures of Captain Morgan

The Adventures of Captain Morgan began on September 8 1949. These samples are from the Stanstead Journal, Quebec's oldest weekly newspaper. Stanstead is home to about only 3000 people so the strip may have been syndicated from elsewhere. Did it have anything to do with Seagram's Captain Morgan Rum? An advertising ploy? And who was the "foremost Canadian cartoonist" mentioned in the blurb?

Friday, July 30, 2010

Historicist: Butterfly With Chocolate Wings

A nice selection of Chocolate advertisements fromThe Goblin HERE.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Henry Stull (1851-1911?)

Henry Stull was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1851. His comic strip work shown here was done for a Philadelphia publication called Our Continent in 1883. He also worked for Frank Leslie's periodicals. A biography can be found HERE and more artwork HERE.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mounties in Comics (USA)

Zane Grey’s King of the Royal Mounted, No. 21, June - August 1956, Dell Comics. The artwork is by Albert Gioletti who was best known for Turok, Son of Stone, which was written by Paul S. Newman.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Colin Hinz NOVOID was begun in 1985 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and continued until 1991. Issues 5-8 were produced in Orillia, Ontario.

“Everything was mimeo'd by me,” says Colin, “using a Gestetner 360 and various other machines. At one time I had half a dozen machines, each inked in a different colour: black, red, green, congressional blue, light blue, and a machine for one-offs and experiments.”

The striking cover illustration below is by Taral Wayne who was Fan Guest of Honour at the 67th World Science Fiction Convention last August in Montreal.

Top: Art by Brad W. Foster

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sam Hunter

Sam Hunter cartoon from The Moon, 1901