The Comic Book Fools of April – Unsung Blondie Goodness!
Every day in April I will be featuring a humorous comic (either an issue or a series of strips) that I found particularly amusing. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org the comic stories that are your favorites when it comes to hilarity, and I’ll see if I can’t feature some of them this month, as well!
Paul Fung Jr. is a wonderfully talented comic book artist who worked on the Blondie comic book for over 40 years!! He did an excellent job for decades, but since the book was billed as Chic Young’s Blondie (Young being the creator of Blondie), Fung was not exactly a household name.
I’m picking a random issue of Blondie (#211, from Charlton Comics) to give you an example of the strong work Fung did on the title.
First, a fun superhero parody (of sorts)…
And then a neat comic where Dagwood is without his bathrobe.
When he is first called to the phone, he ends up using Blondie’s new bathroom curtains. But then Blondie leaves with the kids and the phone rings again…
Fung had a great style and he tells a story very well. Just like Bob Gustafson’s great Beetle Bailey comics, these are some hidden gems. Whether you like the Blondie comic strip itself or not, these comic book versions are good, funny stuff.