Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Old 'Hit on the Head' Routine


Four comics I read this week featured the same classic gag . . .

Sam's Strip (11/3/1961): Walker and Dumas. Reprinted in an excellent collection of Walker and Dumas's 'metacomic' Sam's Strip just released by Fantagraphics.


Yogi Bear #29 (7/1967): Artist unknown.


The Yellow Streak and Friends Annual #1 (1968): Artist Boring. Reprinted in David Boring (2000): Artist Clowes.


Nubbin (5/5/1986). Artists Boltinoff and Burnett. Reprinted in Robin Synder's Revolver Annual #1 (11/1986). Please note the umbrella in the last two comics. Was there really a chance of rain the day shown in Nubbin? I don't see any clouds in the sky. I think the "WOP!" was premeditated. Where would children's comics be without the "injury to the brain" motif?

5 comments:

Isaac said...

What's the title of that "metacomics" book?

Ken Parille said...

Isaac,

I changed the text of the post to address the question you had . . .

Anonymous said...

What the hell are you doing reading Yogi Bear?

looka said...

Maybe the Yogi art is a very early Hensley?

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