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Great Ketcham’s Ghost! Meet Tom, Dick and Harriet 1970’s Teen Comics

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Check out this fun, breezy teen comic from 1976: “Tom, Dick and Harriet” from the very first issue of Gold Key Spotlight.
Written by Mark Evanier and drawn by Lee Holley -- one of the great “ghost” artists from Hank Ketcham’s Dennis the Menace studio.
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According to Evanier’s website,

“Lee Holley is a terrific cartoonist who worked for Hank Ketcham and Chuck Jones, and later drew a successful newspaper strip called Ponytail.  Everyone felt he drew the cutest girls you could imagine, so Gold Key asked me to create a "teen" comic he could illustrate.  They came up with the name of the comic (which I didn't like) but it was otherwise all "mine" (and Lee's) for the first two of its three appearances in this Showcase-type comic.  I was told the first issue sold well and for about a month there, they were ready to launch it as a regular title, complete with spin-offs and such.  I still don't know what happened, since I left the company before that could occur...”
For more on Lee Holley and Ponytail comics, click on the cover below…
Ponytail_by-Lee-Holley 
…and in case you miss those old 1970’s ads…
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1 comment:

Rodrigo Baeza said...

Thanks for posting this, wasn't aware this series existed.

The Tweety & Sylvester ad is by John Costanza.