Frazetta Funny Animal Comic Book Scans from 1948: Dodger the Squirrel - Coo Coo Comics

Dodger the Squirrel cartoon squirrel by Frank Frazetta 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).
Coo Coo 041 Cover (Nedor_Standard-Sept 1948) 001
This story
comes from the September 1948 issue of Standard-Nedor's Coo Coo Comics.
Frazetta often signed his funny animal comics as Frank Frazetta Fritz signature
"Fritz." You can see his signature at the top right of the first panel.
Frazetta's comic book work was always filled with great drawing and dynamic poses. Here are a few sample panels, followed by the full-page high-resolution scans for you to read and enjoy.
Dodger the cartoon squirrel strangles a beaver Comic Book violence 1940's Dodger the cartoon squirrel finds a cop's uniform in his trunk Cartoon beavers and Squirrel dressed as a cop by Frazetta Frazetta funny animal cartoons beaver and Dodger the Squirrel dressed as a cop cartoon squirrel hammers in a sign at the base of a tree cartoon pig judge finds Dodger the squirrel guilty in his coutroom
detail of Frank Frazetta's dynamic inking on funny animal comics
Dodger the cartoon squirrel runs out of the courtroom from the Pig judge holding a gavel cartoon pig and cartoon dog look up at the roof Frazetta's dodger the squirrel plants his tree in the jail
Enough are those full-page scans I promised.
CooCoo Comics comic book cover Supermouse Just click on any of the thumbnails below to open up a high-res comic book page!
1 Coo Coo 041 Frazetta (Nedor_Standard-Sept 1948) 012 funny animal comic book scans 2 Coo Coo 041 Frazetta (Nedor_Standard-Sept 1948) 013 funny animal comic book scans
3 Coo Coo 041 Frazetta (Nedor_Standard-Sept 1948) 014funny animal comic book scans 4 Coo Coo 041 Frazetta (Nedor_Standard-Sept 1948) 015funny animal comic book scans 5 Coo Coo 041 Frazetta (Nedor_Standard-Sept 1948) 016 funny animal comic book scans 6 Coo Coo 041 Frazetta (Nedor_Standard-Sept 1948) 017 funny animal comic book scans
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

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.
Frank Frazetta painting John Carter of Mars
Wanna see more Frazetta Funny Animal Comics?
Barney Rooster cartoon comic book funny animal comics by Frank FrazettaClick 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 >>> Barney Rooster cartoon comic book funny animal by Frank Frazetta
Frazetta EC comics panel has a nice article that gives a good history of Frazetta's comic book work.
Frazetta Lives!

dodger de squoil and the sick tree starring dodger the squirrel comic book scan art drawing...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!

Vintage Cartoon Commercial - Dandy Drawings and a Jaunty Jingle!


Check out this fantastic little cartoon commercial from 1958!
(just click on the player below)

They sure knew how to make cool cartoon commercials back then!

I happened upon this little gem while looking for old Fleischer cartoons...I hope you like it as much as I did ---

The jingle is quite catchy!

What a great idea -- Hey, Mabel!
A great idea -- Black Label!
Nothin's too good for good company...
Carling's Black Label Beer

I had to play the video a whole buncha times to get the screengrabs I posted, but each time I heard the song, it got under my skin a little bit more. I'm sure I'll be whistling the darn tune for hours if not days.
Cute little story, product is nicely and prominently's a winner!

cartoon man and woman happy about their Black Label beer
If anybody knows who made this cartoon, let us know in the comments below ^_^

Crime & Romance Comics COLLIDE in "Jailbird's Romance!" ACG Comics' My Romantic Adventures 1954 Comics Scans

Two of my favorite comics genres are crime comics and romance comics...and THIS comic book, My Romantic Adventures, mixes those two genres together like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!

 True Love Confessions My Romantic Adventures no.49 September 1954 cover
Hey! You got your crime comic all over my romance comic! Mmmm!

Take a look at these teaser panels or you can find the full page comic book scans below those...

Jailbird's Romance Crime Comic Book My Romantic Adventures couple kissing

"Love...and a she-con! Funny, Isn't it?"

Dead Man Crying Woman Cop Comic Book Gun

Enjoy the solid artwork by the always reliable Ogden Whitney.

Woman suspect being interrogated by police noir Crime Comic Book Scan

Who do you think you're up against -- a Campfire Girl? Angel Morelli keeps her mouth shut!

prison Women female prisoner fighting guard catfight

Man forces his way through doorway to get to blong girl Marilyn Monroe comic book

Fight punch comic book pow

Gun gunshot shooting Bam Bam Agh Agh

The full page scans from this lurid romantic crime comic are below! Just click on any one of the small pages to open up the full comic book scan in a new window. But buckle in before you start reading because this story is hardcore! Enjoy!

01 Jailbird's Romance A woman prisoner thinks back on her life in this crime and romance comic book story drawn by Ogden Whitney

02 Jailbird's Romance MyRomanticAdventures_n49_p04 03 Jailbird's Romance comic book story from MyRomanticAdventures_n49_p05

Click on any page to see the BIG high-res comics scan

04 Jailbird's Romance MyRomanticAdventures_n49_p06 05 Jailbird's Romance MyRomanticAdventures_n49_p07 06 Jailbird's Romance MyRomanticAdventures_n49_p08

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07 Jailbird's Romance Ogden Whitney Crime Romance comic book scan 08 Jailbird's Romance Ogden Whitney Crime Romance comic book scan MyRomanticAdventures_n49_p10 09 Jailbird's Romance Ogden Whitney Crime Romance comic book scan from My Romantic Adventures no.49 page11

Click on any page to see LARGE high-res comics scan

10 Jailbird's Romance Ogden Whitney Crime Romance comic book scan from My Romantic Adventures no.49 p12 11 Jailbird's Romance Ogden Whitney Crime Romance comic book scan from My Romantic Adventures no.49 p13 12 Jailbird's Romance Ogden Whitney Crime Romance comic book scan from My Romantic Adventures no.49  p14

Ouch! They don't make 'em like THAT anymore!