Today's Comic Supplement brings you jitterbugging animals - lots of them. If you are halfway hep to the jive, slip a nickle into the nearest jukebox and grab a partner to swing along to these two jumping stories from Hi-Jinx magazine, as published by B&I Publishing and edited by Richard E. Hughes.
The Dan Gordon-esque art runs throughout the book, as well as the wiggly-line, brush-drawn panel borders, making for a consistently attractive product. This is the only issue of the magazine available to me right now, and the art is unsigned, but is certainly by the very prolific artist and animator Jack Bradbury, who has a site all his own here.
Join us for two funny-animal adventures from just after the war: the first involving a jukebox rental, and in the second, we learn the 'hep' vocabulary for various instruments in a music store (with guest star 'Tommy Horsey'), right after the jump!
As you can see, I couldn't resist giving you a look at the back cover for this book, which features a handsome ad for the "most attractive lamp ever created" that is holding steady at the "Same price as before the war!". An eight-inch-tall wonder. They also made a Niagara Falls lamp which is also spectacular, no doubt. Unfortunately the person who edited these files originally photoshopped out a (apparently missing) portion of this ad, and I've replaced the 'L' on 'approval' to make the excision less jarring. Nice scans this time, though, after they were lightened-up significantly.
All the same, it's another happy download from the massive stacks over at the Digital Comics Museum, where I can barely keep up with the flow of magazines coming in the door every month. We sift them so that you don't have to!