Friday, April 17, 2015

Early Passing Scene Cartoon – April 17, 1965

To finish out this week, here's one of the earliest "The Passing Scene" cartoons (above) by Gene Patrick that I've ever seen. It ran in the Lorain Journal on April 17, 1965 – 50 years ago today.

Although you might not notice it, the style is a little different from his later strips. It's a little bit simpler, with less Zip-a-Tone (the rub-down adhesive-backed film that adds dots to an area to give it a tone) and solid black inked areas. But the style is still effective and compliments the humor.

For comparison, here's one from June 1974 (below). It's just a little more polished.

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