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.

1 comment:

  1. The artist on this T&S tale was also Pete Alavardo, a dozen years prior to the Merlin story in your previous post. Oddly, I never noticed Sylvester was “fat” (Is they why there are no MICE in the story?), and I kinda liked that look for him – associating it with the comics.

    Don’t know who the writer was, but the stories were generally quite good around that period.