Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Number 618

Babe and the Magic Lamp

Boody, a book of Boody Rogers' comic book stories, compiled by Craig Yoe and published by Fantagraphics, will give you an outstanding look at the entertainment Boody Rogers produced during his career in comics in the late 1940s.

There are examples from Sparky Watts, Babe, and a story from Dudley. At least a couple of the stories have been seen here. All the stories Craig has chosen are good. It's a book I highly recommend.

Here's a story from Babe, Darling of the Hills #10, 1950. It's full of the same inventiveness, manic energy and fine cartooning we expect from Rogers. If you want other stories of Boody's buxom beauty, or any of the other Rogers stories we've shown, type Boody Rogers into the search engine in the upper left corner.


Tamfos said...

What a simple, and simply brilliant story; a take on the magic lamp gag I've never seen.

20 years ago (my God, has it really been that long?) I bought Boody's self-published autobiography from him. Well into his eighties, he was still a hard drinkin' man -- and a total sweetheart!

Pappy said...

A complaint I've heard from other readers about his bio, Homeless Bound, (which I confess I haven't read) is that he barely mentions his comic book career.

I hadn't heard about his drinking, but it could account for some of the more bizarre elements of his comics.

Runs.with.Ferals said...

I'm sure Pappy would love to give Babe his sour pickle ! Love this kind of cheesecake~ that straddles both realistic & cartoony artwork~ keep'm coming !