George Carlson worked on a completely different plane than his cartooning contemporaries. The fanciful cartoon worlds that he created for Jingle Jangle Comics look fresh and new even after 65 years!
This opening panel really gets you ready to dive in to his nonsensical fairy-tale comedy adventures!
The Pie-Face Prince of Old Pretzleburg was a series that ran in George Carlson's Jingle Jangle Comics from 1942 to 1949. This untitled episode is from issue #6, December 1943.
A few selected panels to whet your appetite for the full tale below:
"Taxi Cabbage"...I love that!
That's one smokin' moon!
Look at the cartoony faces on the trees
and that cute little hat on the sun.
Pie-Face gets kicked out of the taxi cabbage and finds himself
in a cave full of witches, bats and spiders...
George Carlson uses the panel borders to enhance
the creepy mood of this spooky panel of fly-by-night witches...
The page below is a great example of
George Carlson's beautiful panel and page layouts.
The cropped panels lose the visual magic and impact of the full-page,
so make sure you check out the big hi-res scans below
if you wanna see what happens next...
Click on any thumbnail to open a BIG high-resolution comic page scan
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Truly a feast for the imagination!
This entire issue #6 is available for download
...but make sure you follow the instructions at
the bottom of this>> Cookie Comics << post
to avoid frustration.
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