Friday, July 01, 2011
Axle and Cam
If you haven't gotten a copy of Craig Yoe's Popeye book, then I recommend you buy one through Yoe Books, Amazon.com, Bud Plant, or your favorite fine book outlet. Yoe's excellent book is a tribute to Forrest "Bud" Sagendorf, who drew the Popeye comic strip and comic book adventures for several decades.
"Axle and Cam," father-and-son robots on Planet Meco, was the backup feature for six issues of Dell's Popeye comic book, from issue #26 in 1953 to #32 in 1955.
The well drawn strips are full of gags about robots. Maybe that's why "Axle and Cam" only lasted six issues. There really are not a limitless amount of jokes that can be told about robots, but what jokes there are Sagendorf told well.
These three strips are from Popeye #26, #27, and #30, respectively.