Jim Tyer Heckle and Jeckle Comics - FUNNY Stuff!

Here's a delightfully silly Heckle and Jeckle comic
by the great Jim Tyer!
Heckle and Jeckle excited crows reading newspaper in bed
Heckle and Jeckle in Red Hot Rails

My friend Eddie Trigueros brought a stack
of old Terrytoons comics into the studio lately,
and he was kind enough to let me scan
delicious Heckle and Jeckle romp
from the pages of a Mighty Mouse comic book.

Here are some preview panels, followed by some clickable links
that will open up nice big full pages so you can read the whole thing!
Have fun!

Heckle and Jeckle reading a newspaper in bed
Heckle and Jeckle - Cartoon Crow sees something exciting in the newspaper
Heckle and Jeckle excited crows reading newspaper in bed
Heckle and Jeckle says quick get dressed
Heckle and Jeckle cartoon comic book scan shows the crows running with piggy bank
I don't wanna give away the whole story, but just look at these great drawings! (If you want to skip down to the full clickable pages, just scroll down past these preview panels.)
Heckle and Jeckle and a bunch cute cartoon animals inside train
I love the way this whole story is set up in just a few
breakneck-paced panels! From here the story goes off on
half-a-dozen ridiculous comical tangents,
as you can see from some of the selected panels below...
Heckle and Jeckle cartoon Indian threatens crows with big knife
Comic Book Scan: detail of panel with cartoon Indian threatening Heckle and Jeckle with a knife
Heckle and Jeckle see aliens parachuting down
As if knife-wielding cartoon Indians weren't enough...ALIENS!
And The James Boys!
Heckle and Jeckle cartoon aliens
Heckle and Jeckle comic book scan: cartoon bandits stage a train robbery, but funny aliens interrupt the hold-up
Heckle and Jeckle cartoon robbers hold up the train, but funny aliens interrupt robbery
This whole comic feels like total stream-of-consciousness stupidity.
Something that's sorely missing from comics these days...
Heckle and Jeckle wink winking eye
Heckle and Jeckle scared cartoon bandits
Heckle and Jeckle with Cartoon Indians and cute funny animals and goofy train robbers
Our boys had a great get-rich-quick scheme, but like all great comedy plans, this one has a big hole in it...
Heckle and Jeckle with their money bag - Cartoon Indians use confederate currency
Heckle and Jeckle with a basket of vegetables
Heckle and Jeckle cartoon laughing crow
Here's the whole six-page story!
Just click on each page below and a nice BIG
image will open in a new window!
Heckle and Jeckle in Red Hot Rails

Cartoon animals ride the train
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image will open in a new window
Cartoon train attacked by wild Indians

cartoons men from outer space and the James Boys attack the train
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image will open in a new window
Here comes a whole tribe of man-eating cannibals Cartoon Train

Heckle and Jeckle dream of being millionaire railroad tycoons, but their Confederate money is no good
UPDATE: There's LOTS more
comic book scans to look at and download! Click HERE


Charlie said...

Wow, brilliant stuff, thanks!

Do you know what year this is from? I have a ton of Heckle and Jeckles from the early 50s by Tyer, but this one is in a much rounder style.

By the way, are you still working with Aaron Springer? Do you know any way I could send him a fan letter?


Sherm said...

Hi, Charlie...I should have written that stuff down, but I forgot! I think this was from 1957, and I believe it was a back-up story from Mighty Mouse comics. I'm not working with Aaron right now, but I think he's working on new SpongeBob storyboards at Nickelodeon. If I find out how to reach him, I'll let you know ^_^

Anonymous said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Seeing Heckle and Jeckle makes me smile. I have their #1 issue in comicbooks! I'm a huge fan of the Magpies!!! I love the rounder style moreso than the real early works...but love them all!!!


Sherm said...

Hi, Todd...good to hear from you! I'm glad you like the magpie post...I'm just getting started watching and reading these great Terrytoons characters...they weren't on TV very much when I was growing up. Thanks to
friends like Eddie and thanks to The Animation Archive, I'm getting exposed to all this cool old stuff. And the comics are all available at online comics shops and ebay at reasonable prices! Say HI to your "Lemming" for me! --Sherm

Anonymous said...

One thing to point out Sherm, They (funny comics)were always considered as "second class" by the printing industry back in the day and such the time and care was never put forth in their printing. This is quite evident by the poor, often abysmal registration of colors in the books and often "dropped" colors as well.

Here's the irony for me though,...Now I think it adds to the charm of these books and it "adds" character to the already priceless art!!!! Go figure!!

"TOGO" says hi! (The Lemming) STill not convinced he's good enough for prime time as after I saw your marvelous character design book, I was intimidated by your amazingly elaborate design ability!!! Someday I'll catch up. I hope. Take care.

cartoonmonkey said...

AA! Fantastic stuff! Love these scans. Thanks Sherm!

Vincent Waller said...

Love it. hanks Sherm for taking the time and sharing the wackiness.

Sherm said...

**Hi, Vincent! **Hey Chad!
Glad you boys stopped by for some comic-style gawkin'!

I really appreciate the kind words...and keep your eyes peeled 'cause I'm scanning some cool Milt Gross pages that I think you'll really like. See you soon...Sherm

Thad said...

Wow, bizarre stuff! Thanks for sharing.

Johnny Mepeino said...

Great stuff, Sherm, Heckle and Jeckle made my day!

Bird of Paradise said...

Heckle and Jeckle were MAGPIES a close reeletive to crows I think they were created by TERRYTOONS the same ones who came out with MIGHTY MOUSE

Iain Quicksilver said...

I'm looking for a Heckle and Jeckle from 1952 or maybe early 1953 that had a lead story called "How to be Beautiful". I remember how funny it was and would like to recover a copy.

paul said...

Hey, Sherm, good morning, how are you? Where are the Jack Kirby scans and all the others? Salvage them please.

Paul C.