Thursday, March 21, 2013

Long Live the Artwork of Henry Boltinoff!

Just about every issue of every DC comic from the 1940s through the 1960s included a short feature by Henry Boltinoff. I preferred reading the humorous strips like Casey the Cop to the more utilitarian Cap's Hobby Hints, but the Boltinoff art style was always familiar and welcoming no matter what the subject matter.

Did you know that Mr. Boltinoff drew a syndicated feature entitled Hocus Focus right up until his untimely passing in 2001, and it is being rerun in a couple of hundred newspapers to this day (in the same spirit that Charles Schulz's Peanuts is still being rerun)? The above sample was printed in last week's edition of my neighborhood paper.

Of course any comics fan would prefer Mr. Boltinoff's strips that were published in comic books, and get ready for some great news. If you click right here you will be whisked away to The Henry Boltinoff Hall of Fame Gallery where you can view and enjoy eight hundred fifty of the gentleman's DC strips ranging from 1941 to 1969. Have fun!


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