Showing posts with label Leslie Turner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Leslie Turner. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 July 2010

"These top cartoonists" Part I

Just picked up the book "These top cartoonists tell how they create America's favorite comics". Since it's long out of print I thought I should share a few pages with you. Sounds like a good idea, huh? Of course it is. :)
Let's begin with Roy Crane and Leslie Turner of Captain Easy and Buz Sawyer fame.

More to come.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Asterios Sneath

I just knew I had seen Asterios Polyp somewhere before... :)

(Yes, I know it's probably just a coincidence that he looks like someone in an old Captain Easy story, but...)

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Early Turner daily

Got a package from Ron Goulart yesterday and inside was this Wash Tubbs daily by Leslie Turner.

It's water damaged and the copyright sticker has fallen off. But it's still a strong example of Turner at his best. Just look at his use of craftint and pools of black.
It might even be the earliest surviving daily signed by Turner. His first strip was published less than a month before this. Anyone seen an earlier original Turner daily?

However, the main reason for showing this was not to brag about it (ok, ok a little...) but to see if anyone knows who Leslie Turner gave it to. "another Les" says the inscription. Les who?

Friday, 23 January 2009

June 25, 1943

Thanks to my friend Germund, who placed a bid on eBay when I wasn't able to do it, this Leslie Turner "Wash Tubbs" daily from 1943 will soon be in my collection. A larger scan will follow when it arrives. :)

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Meet Wag Patakey Pt.IV

This just in from Arnaud Wirschell, who is a true Crane/Turner fan!
I should have known he had it. :)
He also confirms that the 4-26 sunday is the end of the story.

Arnaud also writes:
"By the way, did you know that Wag Patakey returned in the dailies? For example in the first week of 1956, he meets that other famous artist Marmaduke Koontz. They used to be at art school together (just like Crane and Turner)."
I have to confess that I had no idea. I've read a lot of Turners dailies but very little from the 50's. I sure hope there will be more of Capt. Easy in Big Fun Magazine.

And speaking of Big Fun; I got #5 yesterday.
And what a beautiful brick that is!.
Thick and heavy.
And Warren Tufts "Lance" in glorious color!!!
Can't wait to read it!

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Meet Wag Patakey Pt.III

Here are the last two Easy sundays.

Tomorrow you'll get another dose of Alex Raymond photos.
I just can't get enough of those. :)

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Monday, 18 June 2007

Meet Wag Patakey Pt.II

Here's the second installment of Leslie Turners serial about cartoonist Wag Patakey. The last two will be posted tomorrow. (Still missing the second to last sunday.)

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Meet Wag Patakey Pt.I

Any fans of Leslie Turners "Captain Easy" out there?
For years I've been aware of a sunday episode from the 50's about the cartoonist Wag Patakey trying to meet his deadline on his strip "Giddy McWaddle". A character based on both Turner himself and his mentor Roy Crane.
But it wasn't until two weeks ago I could sit down and actually read the story. (A big "Thank You!" goes out to Ron Goulart who sold me the sundays!)
For all of you who hasn't seen it, I thought it would be unfair just to keep it for myself. So, beginning today and continuing next week here are Turners sundays from 3-15 to 4-26, 1953.
(However I'm missing the 4-19 sunday to complete the storyline. Anyone out there who can help? And since the 4-26 is the last I got maybe the story continues after that one? It looks like an ending but...)

(Files big enough? Or too big?)

Here in Malmo the weather has been really bad today. Rain just pouring down. Spent an hour or two at a café reading a book and trying to plot some one page gags. Went home. Soaking wet. Read a book. Then made pasta with sun dried tomatoes, garlic and shrimps. Watched V for Vendetta. Called Hedvig who is in Eskilstuna hanging out with her good friend Maria. Checked my emails and then went to the studio where I am right now. I really should avoid working today so I'd better head home again soon...