We're going to officially designate a new Sub-Feature here at TIAH Blog called "Adventures in Comic-Boxing"!
As I spend more time going through my comic boxes - closely examining the the many wonders inside, diving around in them like a porpoise, burrowing through them like a gopher, tossing them up and letting them hit me on the head - I often find oddities that I'd like to share with you.
Thus, "Adventures in Comic-Boxing"!
Some recent posts have fallen into this category, like THIS ONE and THIS ONE, which will now fall under our new "Adventures in Comic-Boxing" label.
Now, our "Adventure in Comic-Boxing" for today...
There are certain animated characters that are SO iconic in their design that they are recognizable while pictured completely in silhouette.
|My ORIGINAL COPY from 1981, without the additional text to obscure the illustrations!|
But, is Andy Panda a character with the sort of cachet that would allow him to pull this off?
Evidently the artist, writer, and editor (or any combination thereof) of WALTER LANTZ NEW FUNNIES # 164 (1950) must have thought so, as indicated by this one-page, Black and White Andy Panda gag on the issue's inside front cover.
Click to enlarge the whole page, or either of the two segments included below!
I know that pandas are known for their Black and White coloring, but this takes it to a whole new level.
And, for no reason other than to set up a Blog-Post-Closing gag, I also include this "Red and White" Woody Woodpecker Halloween gag from the inside back cover of the very next issue - WALTER LANTZ NEW FUNNIES # 165...
Consider this pair of gags together, and you will have the answer to the ages-old riddle: "What's Black and White, and Red [Read] All Over?"
Why Andy and Woody, of course!
Oh, and what's a NEWSPAPER?