The New School Marm

Many thanks to Ron Evry and Bruce Simon for permission to use art from their fine collection of J.R. Williams’ western comics: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – Smokey’s Saga.

Original Art:

From the cover of Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – Smokey’s Saga. (A collection of J.R. Williams western-themed Out Our Way comics.)

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Cowboy and his horse. The Cowboy is sitting on the ground and talking to his horse.

COWBOY: Rosey ol’ girl, ya can’t be jealous! The new school marm’s only got two legs! And, even if we go out, she probably won’t let me ride her!

Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – Smokey’s Saga

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SCENE: Cowboy and his horse. The Cowboy is sitting on the ground and talking to his horse.

COWBOY: Rosey ol’ girl, ya can’t be jealous! The new school marm’s only got two legs! And, even if we go out, she probably won’t let me ride her!

Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way - Smokey's Saga

A Bad Case of Girl Flu?

This is a sort of sequel to Monday’s comic. Both use art and characters created by the great J.R. Williams in his early 20th century comic strip Out Our Way.

My thanks to Ron Evry and Bruce Simon for permission to use art from their collections of Williams’ work. This one from is from: Hoo-Hah! Out Our Way – Born Thirty Years Too Soon

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: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

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-0068

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SCENE: Boy in bed looking miserable.

OFF-PANEL VOICE #1: What’s wrong with him? Got the flu?

OFF-PANEL VOICE #2: Worse! Suzy said she “likes” him! He’s trying to decide if he likes her back!

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-0068

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