Monday, July 08, 2013
Number 1398: Herman Munster, Creepy Creature
Harold “Fred” Fredericks Jr was born in 1929 and became a cartoonist after the war. His work on The Munsters is some really fine work. Our knowledgeable friend, Alberto Becattini, who provides much information on Dell/Gold Key comics to the Grand Comics Database, credits Fredericks with not only the artwork, but the script and the lettering. About the only things not credited to Fred are the coloring and running the printing press. Fredericks is a man with several dimensions to his talent. Alberto also gives credit to him for the strip, “Liddle Wolfgang,” which is drawn in the style of Jay Ward’s Fractured Fairy Tales TV cartoons. I’m showing that three-page story, also. Fredericks had the gift for comic exaggeration, and it shows in both examples.
From The Munsters #4 (1965):