Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sugar&Spike - Strip proposal c1960

The Chronicles of Sheldon Mayer's Sugar & Spike

Around 1960 Sheldon Mayer prepared a two week sample of a strip proposal for Sugar and Spike. Above is the first strip, which begins a brief storyline of the kids and their parents meeting for the first time, which is a bit different in comic strip continuity from how it was shown in the comics. The end result is the same, though, the beginning of a beautiful friendship.  After the introductory storyline (including one that adapts the gag on the cover of #11), the dailies then go on to begin a story based on "Lobsters Away" from #3.  There's also a page out there that may be a sample Sunday page from that proposal, which is based on a story from #4 ("One Sunday Afternoon"), along with some paper-dolls that appeared in #21.


  1. Fascinating. I'll add this to my comics history lecture that deals with Mayer!
    Are you aware of the Kasky-Csupo tie-in?

  2. No, who or what is Kasky-Csupo?


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