Saturday, January 30, 2010

Return of Cat Lady part 2

This page (as well as the forthcoming page 3) are scanned from a different copy of the comic than page one. Adequate Publishing's comic book line is so obscure that very few complete issues remain, and most collectors are willing to pay top dollar for a few pages of story.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Poop-A-Lot Returns

Boy, what a hack this guy was. No originality at all. It sure was different back in 1939.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Carpé Diem and Horus Cat

Carpé Diem, born Dolores Diamanski-- one of the unsung female heroes of the Golden Age of Comics. Gone but not forgotten. I hope to have some scans of her Crazy Cat Lady comics here in the future. So funny that her Horus looks so much like my good friend Horus.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Poop-A-Lot Jones (1939)

Back then, they could really get away with kinds of gags that would never get into a modern comic book.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Uncle John hated Andy Kaufman

This is just a random memory that popped into my head this morning and made me laugh, so I wanted to write it down.

When I was a kid at some family gathering at my parent's house in the Bronx, our rich Uncle John the retired banker was one of the guests. He sat in my father's comfortable Archie Bunker chair and, since he had a captive audience, he began to pontificate on the state of culture and the media, which he thought were in terrible shape.

To illustrate his point that our entire society had gone to hell in a handbasket, he described in detail the Andy Kaufman Mighty Mouse routine. He had seen it on Johnny Carson or Dick Van Dyke or Johnny Cash or something, NOT on Saturday Night Live. He did not remember Kaufman's name, he just referred to him as "this fellow." If you can imagine a distinguished-looking white haired republican with a well-manicured mustache livid with furious anger describing in minute detail every aspect of the Mighty Mouse routine, you've got the picture. I was rolling on the floor. I mean that literally-- I had been sitting on the floor when he began his tirade. I remember he ended by saying incredulously, "THIS is what passes for ENTERTAINMENT nowadays!"

I told him excitedly, "I saw him do that routine on Saturday Night Live! He's one of my favorite comedians!"

Uncle John never liked me.