Friday, November 06, 2009

Sugar and Spike by Sheldon Mayer

Here's a bit more Sheldon Mayer!

For those of you unfamiliar with Sugar and Spike, the two children communicate with each other through no adults can understand what they say to each other. But the kids can't understand anything the adults say either! A neat concept for a very funny series.

"Boppo's Narrow Escape", "Better Late Than Never", and "Spike Solves Another Mystery" are all from Sugar and Spike #54 (Aug-Sept 1964):


Mykal said...

Doug: Great post. Mayer's understanding of children was so uncanny and touching. With regard to his art, you have already said all that needed saying in your last post. Such dear stuff. More please. -- Mykal

November 7, 2009 7:29 AM

Gabriel said...

I love Boppo. What a great character design it is! The second panel of the page 5 (first story) is really brilliant. It catches the reader unawares. I mean-- it takes a little to understand what's happen, and when you get it, you have already arrived in fourth panel. Tempo in Mayer's stories always work perfectly, doesn't it? You gave me a good time!

November 7, 2009 8:33 AM

Doug said...

Gabriel: Tempo, yes! Great point, these stories don't waste any time, do they? You get the setup, and then right into the gags. And a funny "punchline" at the end. Expert stuff.

Mykal: I have a bit more S&S comics I can post...I have some other stuff lined up first (Barks, Kelly, Briefer, Dan G) but then I will add some more Mayer!

November 7, 2009 11:41 AM

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