Thursday, 26 November 2009

More Wilda

Remember the song "Wilda" by Mel Graff I posted last week? I checked my set of 1947-48 X-9 strips, and whadda ya know... There it was!
Graff used it in the strip as a part of the plot. I guess this was a smart way to market a song. Or not. I dunno how many copies it sold.
Below are a few sample strips where the song is sung or mentioned.

Hogan's Alley has a great selection of old sheet music covers with comic characters. If you want to see what the cover to Wilda looks like, just click HERE.


Håkan / Wakuran said...

Damnit, I get curious for an MP3!

Shay said...

The cartoonist looks as though he spent a lot of time studying Milt Caniff.

I wonder why no one reissues all these old adventure comics, they're much more worth reading than the ones in the newspapers today.

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

You bet he was inspired by Caniff. :)
Mel Graff started out at AP in the mid thirties when both Caniff and Noel Sickles worked there.