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Offline kat123

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Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« on: April 08, 2014, 05:00:18 PM »
hello new to this site. I came across this comic strip, its well drawn from golden age era. looks like a iger shop strip. Maybe John Thornton strip?
looks like this strip was never published. any help thank you







« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 08:16:31 PM by Yoc »

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Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« on: April 08, 2014, 05:00:18 PM »

Offline Yoc

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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 08:17:11 PM »
Tweaked the subject to try and help get some viewers to it.
Sorry I can't help with the artist.

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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 08:39:59 PM »
thank you, YOC
hope members join in.

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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 11:05:45 AM »
Interesting. Looks to me like it is from a romance or crime comic. Any guesses on the signature that's on the back? Was this originally in a frame?

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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 12:07:55 PM »
Interesting. Looks to me like it is from a romance or crime comic. Any guesses on the signature that's on the back? Was this originally in a frame?

I bought it from a collectors 1 month ago, he mention that he also had no clue of artist, he bought it off eBay many years ago and that the eBay seller had mostly sport memorabilia on auction. the only reason he bought the strip was because of the Ted Williams context. he thinks its a late 40's to early 50's strip. I own several flamingo strips and this particular strip its same size 8 inches across and the pencils the underlines, the balloons all are similar to a phoenix features strip. maybe artist from the iger shop? Its well Drawn. the first panel (Sarah) looks Bakerish to me...maybe John Thornton.

the back of strips reads: I see>>Sparmo/ Spaumo???

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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 05:34:45 PM »
I've sent an email to a collector of original comic strip art. Hopefully he has some ideas.

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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 08:35:15 PM »
thanks JGray I hope someone brings this artist to the light.  :)

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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014, 10:58:55 AM »
looking for any other info looks like this strip was drawn in 1958, That's when Ted Williams signs for big money contrat with Boston Red Soxs.
For a minute I though it was a Eddie Germano strip, he was a sport cartoonist and drew some Ted Williams strips.

but after searching for his pencil style looks like my strip was not by Eddie Germano.


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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014, 12:34:37 PM »
Williams reportedly signed for $100,000 in 1949 and had that salary (which was effectively the salary cap in baseball) for a decade. So if the headline is accurate, this would have to date from the late forties after he returned from the war, I assume.


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Actually according to this site: http://roadsidephotos.sabr.org/baseball/bb02-5.htm
Williams' salary was never $80,000, so the headline can't be accurate. If the artist/writer did know about what it was though.  I'd guess it dates from the 1960 season when it was known Williams was taking a cut or late 40's -- one or the other.
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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 03:11:00 PM »
Williams reportedly signed for $100,000 in 1949 and had that salary (which was effectively the salary cap in baseball) for a decade. So if the headline is accurate, this would have to date from the late forties after he returned from the war, I assume.


ETA:
Actually according to this site: http://roadsidephotos.sabr.org/baseball/bb02-5.htm
Williams' salary was never $80,000, so the headline can't be accurate. If the artist/writer did know about what it was though.  I'd guess it dates from the 1960 season when it was known Williams was taking a cut or late 40's -- one or the other.

thanks Jon for your info, looking at this graded Ted Williams card and the image of him swinging looks really similar like the strip image could this had been a swipe of the card from 1954?




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Re: Anyone know the artist of this pencil comic strip?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 04:59:23 PM »
first impresions are Eugene (Gene) Colan.
I cannot point to a panel or a comic.
This looks like a strip rather than a comic,maybe Gene Colan did stripwork.
He drew Daredevil for Marvel.