Friday, January 07, 2011

Sugar&Spike - Cats? Meowch!

The Chronicles of Sheldon Mayer's Sugar & Spike

Cats? Meowch!
Sugar & Spike #6 [1957]
1 page
Reprints: None [yet]

Spike's dad comes home to find the kids sitting in the corner, apparently for finger-painting.  He can't understand that, until he finds out what they were painting with, and the feline invasion that resulted.

A very cute example of the singe page stories that Mayer excelled in. The cats in this one are especially adorable.

A few issues later in the letter column there was a note from a reader who didn't quite understand the punchline to this story. Oddly I read the issue with the letter long before I read this issue, so I was wondering what the letter-writer meant. It's unfortunate that the upcoming reprint probably won't include letter columns, as they're a delight.

Characters: Sugar, Spike, Mr. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, dozens of cats
Damage: The walls can be cleaned, I guess.  That furniture might never be the same
Punishment: In the corner, twice

"I wish they'd make up their minds!"

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