The Chronicles of Sheldon Mayer's Sugar & Spike
The New Vase
Most of the unpublished Sugar & Spike stories are those that Mayer drew in the 1980s. However, there are occasional bits like "The New Vase", a 1-page story that seems to date from fairly early in the run of the series (maybe 1960 or earlier), but which wasn't used for whatever reason. It's a cute enough gag, nothing special, notable for being one of only a handful of stories to only feature one of the kids. Pretty unusual, since a lot of the charm of the series is how the kids interact with each other.
I did want to point out the alphabet building blocks that Spike is playing with. They were a common prop in the stories, being a ubiquitous toddler toy and endlessly useful for comedy purposes. What I always like about them is how they frequently spelled out the common baby-talk words that Mayer used when presenting the speech untranslated, GLX, SPTZL, GLAAH and the rest. Nice touch, I thought.
Characters: Spike, Mrs. Wilson