In September 2007, Archie Comics released a 65th Anniversary issue of Archie Digest that reprinted Archie #1 from 1942.
Included with the Archie Andrew stories were a few funny-animal tales and one that sticks out is Judge Owl Fables retelling the classic Tortoise & the Hare.
Joe Edwards seems to have borrowed a few key poses from an early Bugs Bunny cartoon. Edwards must have seen it in theaters before he drew it. Can you name the cartoon?