Monday, January 05, 2009
"...a smarter moron..."
Dodo and the Frog was a popular feature for DC Comics during the heyday of funny animal comics, the 1940s and '50s. It was drawn by animator Otto Feuer, born in 1907 in Germany, who died in the U.S. at age 91.
Where would funny animal comics have been without animators who moonlighted? They understood pacing, storytelling, gags. Feuer had a very attractive style. He kept his layouts and panels simple and instantly readable, and understood the use of white space. His characters were silly, as are the stories. They're fun!
These two strips come from a coverless copy of DC's Funny Stuff. I don't know the issue number, so I've included an in-house ad with other comics from DC's funny animal line. Grand Comics Database doesn't have this issue indexed. Maybe someone out there can identify the issue for me.