Suzy’s Dog

Early this year, I ran across several books put together by Bruce Simon and Ron Evry. And I quickly fell in love.

Uh, not with Bruce and Ron—although they’re both great guys—but rather with their books collecting the Out Our Way cartoons of James R. Williams.

The art has fantastic line work. And, despite—or maybe even because of—the antiquated subject matter, I was anxious to see if I could turn some of the art into Last Kiss comics.

My thanks to Bruce and Ron for permission to use panels from their books. This first one is from Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon.

On Wednesday I’ll be running a sequel to today’s Last Kiss gag. In coming weeks, you’ll occasionally see more Williams art here. I hope you enjoy it—as well as Williams original gags.

Comic (circa 1920s-’30s) by J.R. William. Reprinted from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon. Used with permission.

 

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Two boys in a bedroom. Boy #1 is on the bed, but is peaking out the window. Boy #2 is in bed and trying (without any luck) to sleep.

BOY #1: Suzy’s at her window…looking at me! I hate when girls look at me!

BOY #2: Suzy’s gone! She’s visiting her aunt.* That must be Suzy’s dog.

BOY #1: Her dog? Emily? But…she’s a girl too! It’s a conspiracy! They’re all out to marry me!

CAPTION: *Suzy’s Aunt lives in Girlville!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0146

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Two boys in a bedroom. Boy #1 is on the bed, but is peaking out the window. Boy #2 is in bed and trying (without any luck) to sleep.

BOY #1: Suzy’s at her window...looking at me! I hate when girls look at me!

BOY #2: Suzy’s gone! She’s visiting her aunt.* That must be Suzy’s dog.

BOY #1: Her dog? Emily? But...she’s a girl too! It’s a conspiracy! They’re all out to marry me!

CAPTION: *Suzy’s Aunt lives in Girlville!

Vintage Art: J.R. Williams New Dialogue: John Lustig
Art from Bruce Simon’s & Ron Evry’s book:
Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way: Born Thirty Years Too Soon

ART: Born Thirty Years Too Soon-0146