Monday, 7 September 2009

Patsy, January 1937

Still scanning Adventures of Patsy dailies by Mel Graff... Unfortunately these 1937 strips are a bit "butchered". But still better than nothing. :)
If you're not familar with the strip please check out the samples below. They are from January 1937 and Patsy has now arrived in Hollywood. Please notice that these are only my unretouched scans. However, I doubt I'll restore these since they were cropped by the newspaper. Enjoy!

PS. The name "Joe Kaplan" sounds familar. Anyone who knows who Graff was refering to?


Smurfswacker said...

Don't know any "Kaplan" except for the guy in "North by Northwest." Might be the Caplin Brothers, Al and Elliot, though misspelled. Al Capp was an old NEA hand.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Ah! Naturally "North by Northwest" is why "Kaplan" sounded so familar! Thanks!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Impressive stuff.

Håkan / Wakuran said...

I also know about Arie Kaplan, writer of comics-related stuff, and a librarian at the Swedish comics library.

dylan sparkplug said...

Those show so much Noel Sickles. Thank you so so much for posting them. I've been looking for them for a while.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Yes, and Graff just gets better and better during the late 30's.
In a perfect world there would be a nice reprint edition of his (and Raabs!) run of Patsy.
Until then I'll continue to scan my own, and borrowed, tearsheets.

It should be noted that there's actually a reprint series going on (Raiola) but it leaves much to be desired.