Monday, June 14, 2010

Little Audrey by Howie Post

Here's a swell Howie Post comic from 1959. I'll write my observations later.
I love the cartoony way he draws props and furniture. It's like that dresser is infused with life force, just waiting to be turned on so it can start bouncing to the music.








I miss the promises in ads aimed at kids. We always used to say: "It must be true, or they couldn't advertise it!"
FUNDAY FUNNIES WITH MATTIE MATTEL AND HARVEYTOONS
Man did I wanna watch this show, but we didn't get it in Ottawa, so I just imagined all the American kids growing up with advanced culture and us poor little Canadian kids growing up to be backwards ignorant cavemen who had to make do with hockey and Rocket Robin Hood.Harvey comics made their success in cute-ifying the most sacrilegious medieval demons, succubi and unwholesome monsters. All these artists would have been tortured into confessing they were witches and burned at the stake if they had lived a few centuries ago.

Can you see old Martin Luther sitting on the pot reading these and cursing out these lovable comic demons?

14 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

That must be one of the most cartoony dragons I ever laid my eyes upon. Even more so than the one in Mike Lah's "One Droopy Knight." Another awesome comic from the great Howie Post.

I think that Zorro television set has to be the 1950s equivalent of a DVD player. Dang John, you guys had everything!

Luis María Benítez said...

Old ads aimed at kids were amazing.

RooniMan said...

I wish ads were true based on what they say. But now ads are by lying, money-grobbin' jerks who hate children.

Martin Juneau said...

I know Little Audrey and all of the Famous cartoons series by the Harvey brand when it shows in the late-1990's but the Winstor Sharples and voice acting was redubbed unfortunately. They have even a compilation of this old cartoons from Classic Media's Harveytoons Show released in 2006.

"Man did I wanna watch this show, but we didn't get it in Ottawa, so I just imagined all the American kids growing up with advanced culture and us poor little Canadian kids growing up to be backwards ignorant cavemen who had to make do with hockey and Rocket Robin Hood."

I think we're so far a more ignoration generation than the your's. At least you translated your own vision and culture to the Americans instead to just made a knock-off from a American brand like we have now.

HemlockMan said...

Man, I loved reading those Howie Post Harvey Comics when I was a kid! Priceless stuff! He knew what kids liked to read and he had a style we enjoyed looking at! What a great comic book artist!

Cali-4nia said...

Rocket Robin Hood! Such a classic peace of animated garbage! But the childhood memories! :D

mike f. said...

Gee, I wonder what Jack T. Chick thinks of Hot Stuff ? As I remember, that's the guy who swore we'd roast in eternal damnation if we so much as watched Bewitched. (Which, of course, made Samantha's mesmerizing MILF miniskirts that much hotter.)

Poor ol' Howie Post; I hope he brought along an ice cooler.

Roberto Severino said...

By the way John, I donated for real this time with my own debit card. 5 bucks for your troubles.

Trevor Thompson said...

I miss the Spümcø Comic Book. The articles and ads for Lodge Memberships were just as entertaining as the stories. I loved Grossology!

Mykal Banta said...

Wonderful to see Mr. Post's work.

Paul B said...

WOW! What an appealing drawings! Pure eye candy, I love this STUFF!

That sad horse reminds me an expression of Ren, I'm not sure but I think it's in "The Boy Who Cried Rat", the last scene when they're cleaning the dishes, I think is that...

Hey John, I fix the gif, now you can see it flip!

Rich T said...

Ha! Those ads! I actually orders a couple of things from them. A set of futuristic walkie-talkie like things that were advertised as being wireless. They really were- they used string in an update of the old tin can phones. And the ventriloquist ad with the guy carrying a box on his back. Turned out to be a little metal whistle with I promptly swallowed at school.
Jay Leno has a story about buying one of those little monkeys- sad really.

Yowp said...

It's a trade-off, John. We Canadian kids on the west coast got oodles of real cartoons via Bellingham, Seattle and Tacoma, Washington that you didn't get. You kids in Ottawa had your own local cartoon we didn't get. It was called Parliament Hill.

GoldDarkShadow said...

I'm really stated to like Howie Post's art. Its really fun and appealing to look at. I love the Harvey style, but he draws it the best. i notice that the style went downhill in the late 60's early 70's through, I wonder why the drawings got so unappealing.