Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday Morning Mayer 12
A lesser known Sheldon Mayer character is J. Rufus Lion D.S.P (Definitely Some Phoney), along with his nephew Arsenic. The character ran for a while, but only a few early stories in early issues of FUNNY STUFF were done by Mayer. One of them is reprinted in the new Mouly/Spiegelman edited THE TOON TREASURY OF CLASSIC CHILDREN'S COMICS anthology, along with three Sugar&Spike stories, the first Three Mouseketeers story and some Scribbly from ALL-AMERICAN COMICS. Also a good sampling of work by Carl Barks, John Stanley and Walt Kelly, and a few dozen other cartoonists, some of whom you may never have heard of. Great looking book, more on it later.