Hounded

Many thanks to Bruce Simon for permission to use art from his fine collection of early 20th Century dog cartoons: The Lady Who Used to Feed Him Moved Away: and other incredibly sad dog cartoons.*

Yes, they really are—incredibly sad dog comics. But they’re good & sad. (Or sad and good.) And they’re by some of the masters of that era’s cartoonists: J.R. Williams, Clare Briggs, H.T. Webster, and Edwina Dumm.

I’m hoping that someday Bruce will come out with a companion book: The Cat Ignored Them; and more tales of feline indifference.

*By the way, the book is listed on Amazon incorrectly by the title: The Lady Who Used to Feed Her Moved Away: and more unberarably sad dog cartoons

Original Art:

Art by H.T. Webster

 

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Many thanks to Bruce Simon for permission to use art from his fine collection of early 20th Century dog cartoons:

The Lady Who Used to Feed Her Moved Away: and more unberarably sad dog cartoons

(Listed incorrectly by the title:

The Lady Who Used to Feed Her Moved Away: and more unberarably sad dog cartoons

Today's Last Kiss comic

Fashion Review from Your Cat

Today's Last Kiss comic

Original Art & Text.

Artist unknown. From Bride’s Secrets #3, 1954.

 

Transcript:

SCENE: Woman putting on some stockings while a cat sits nearby on a chair licking his/her paw.)

CAT (thinking): Her legs look fabulous in those stockings. Should I claw them now…or hold off ‘til she and her date are walking out the door?

1954 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella

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SCENE: Woman putting on some stockings while a cat sits nearby on a chair licking his/her paw.)

CAT (thinking): Her legs look fabulous in those stockings. Should I claw them now...or hold off ‘til she and her date are walking out the door?

1954 Artist Unknown Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
Guest Writer: Tony Isabella


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A Bucketful of Bad Luck

Have a safe (and lucky) Friday the 13th!

 

Transcript:

SCENE: A black cat is inside an orange bucket, looking out with some concern.

CAT (thinking): It’s Friday the 13th! No way I’m going anywhere without my lucky rabbit foot! Too bad I ate it.

Adapted from a photo by Marina Khrapova

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SCENE: A black cat is inside an orange bucket, looking out with some concern.

CAT (thinking): It's Friday the 13th! No way I'm going anywhere without my lucky rabbit foot! Too bad I ate it.

Adapted from a photo by Marina Khrapova

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Today's Comic: Cosplay Cat-astrophe

Cosplay Cat-astrophe

Today's Comic: Cosplay Cat-astrophe

Happy Halloween!

 

Transcript:

CAT (with fluffy chest fur) thinks: You want scary? For Halloween, I’m dressing up…as a poodle!

Adapted from a photo by Madalyn Cox

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CAT (with fluffy chest fur) thinks: You want scary? For Halloween, I’m dressing up…as a poodle!

Adapted from a photo by Madalyn Cox

Today's Last Kiss Comic

The Legion of Superfluous Heroes

Today's Last Kiss Comic

Art by Art Saaf & Mike Peppe from the story “Kiss and Run” in NEW ROMANCES #14, 1952.

 

Transcript:

CAPTION: Death be not proud…or forever when you’re a superhero. But it sure sells comics! And here at Last Kiss, we’re anxious to give you readers what you so obviously desire: gratuitous death on an epic scale! Having a limited budget, though, we’ll have to use an old radio show trick and depend on you to supply the multi-million special effects…and most of the all-star, over-paid cast as well! Ready? Here goes!

PANEL #1: Lightning

SOUND: Zap

SOUND: Look out! It’s…

SOUND: Arrrggh!

SOUND: Yikes!

SOUND: Nooooo!

SOUND: Iiieeee!

PANEL 2: In a graveyard, a crying woman is comforted by a man. In the background, two men work with shovels to fill in a grave.

WOMAN: The entire Legion of Superfluous Heroes wiped out…in a bloody, depraved battle! Who’ll protect us from mindless carnage now?

MAN: Not the Comics Code! That’s for sure!!

CAPTION: Next: The Society of Stupid Pet Tricks gets neutered!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Right Panel Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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CAPTION: Death be not proud…or forever when you’re a superhero. But it sure sells comics! And here at Last Kiss, we’re anxious to give you readers what you so obviously desire: gratuitous death on an epic scale! Having a limited budget, though, we’ll have to use an old radio show trick and depend on you to supply the multi-million special effects…and most of the all-star, over-paid cast as well! Ready? Here goes!

PANEL #1: Lightning

SOUND: Zap

SOUND: Look out! It's...

SOUND: Arrrggh!

SOUND: Yikes!

SOUND: Nooooo!

SOUND: Iiieeee!

PANEL 2: In a graveyard, a crying woman is comforted by a man. In the background, two men work with shovels to fill in a grave.

WOMAN: The entire Legion of Superfluous Heroes wiped out...in a bloody, depraved battle! Who’ll protect us from mindless carnage now?

MAN: Not the Comics Code! That’s for sure!!

CAPTION: Next: The Society of Stupid Pet Tricks gets neutered!

1952 Art: Art Saaf & Mike Peppe Right Panel Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira

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