The Genuine Imitation Jonesing Bogart Library!
by Art Bowshier
George Carlson the artist (not the comedian... that's CARLSON, NOT CARLIN) illustrated the first edition dustjacket for "GONE WITH THE WIND." The Jingle Jangle Tales were meant to be newspaper strips that did not sell. Carlson approached Famous Funnies publisher, Eastern Color Printing and Jingle Jangle Comics was born. The Pie Face Prince of Pretzelburgh series is the masterwork. Here is Public Domain work with minimal clean up as I was afraid to spoil the story. Harlan Ellison's essay on Carlson and Jingle Jangle in the book ALL IN COLOR FOR A DIME turned me on to this trippy comic from the '30s and '40s. I see Carlson as an Oz-like artist that influenced counter culture and underground artists to come later.
Art Bowshier is an adherent to the four horsemen of fandom-Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror, Comic Books, Movies, and Professional Wrestling. He despises video games because he considers them OC brain-rot. He quit reading new comics back in the 80s when DC did Crisis.
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