Here's a golden age funny-animal comic story by the master of fantasy painting, Frank Frazetta! It feature a scrappy squirrel with a heavy Brooklyn accent named Dodger (From 1890 to 1957, the Dodgers baseball team was located in Brooklyn).
This storycomes from the September 1948 issue of Standard-Nedor's Coo Coo Comics.
Frazetta often signed his funny animal comics as
"Fritz." You can see his signature at the top right of the first panel.
Enough appetizers...here are those full-page scans I promised.Just click on any of the thumbnails below to open up a high-res comic book page!
Okay, so the story isn't that great, but the drawings are gorgeous! Frank Frazetta really knew how to draw dynamic cartoon characters.
|Some of these stories were collected in the "Small Wonders" paperback in 1991. You may be able to find a used copy at Amazon.com|
|Frank Frazetta spent most of the fifties toiling in anonymity as Al Capp's assistant on the Li'l Abner comic strip, but after he got canned for asking for a raise, he got hungry again and started his career as a cover artist for a new genre of paperback books...|
...the sword-and-sorcery reprints of classic pulp fantasy writers like Robert E. Howard (Conan the Barbarian) and Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan, John Carter of Mars, etc.
Wanna see more Frazetta Funny Animal Comics?
|Click on the Frazetta "Fritz" image to the left for a bunch more Frazetta Funny Animal Comics from the Inspiration Grab-Bag!|
|...and there's even more Frazetta funny animal comics here at the fantastic ComiCrazys Blog >>>|
|Lambiek.net has a nice article that gives a good history of Frazetta's comic book work.|
...and if you liked Dodger the Squirrel, (aka Dodger de Squoil) both he and his Jaloppa tree are starring in another comic story From Coo-Coo Comics #27. Written by Jack Cosgriff with drawings by Al Hubbard. You can read that one at Nedor-a Day!