Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Tweety and Sylvester #16 (Dell) March-May, 1957: "Tubbed and Scrubbed"
This 1957 story from Dell's Tweety and Sylvester is fairly typical of the series, which was among the truest to the actual cartoons. Unfortunately, while Sylvester had been drawn beautifully in the comics of the 1940's and early 50's, By the later 50's he was given a redesign, and the results, as you can begin to see in this story, weren't pretty. Still, even as Sylvester continued to gain weight and the artists seemed to be having a contest to see who could make his face look uglier, the stories are among the funniest of the Dell/Gold Key Looney Tunes comics. "Tubbed and Scrubbed" reflects that.