Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Monkey and the Bear (1972)

The great comic book cartoonist, Howard (Howie) Post, did some great characters for Marvel Comics back in 1972 within the pages of "Li'l Pals: Fun-Filled Animal Antics"!
Howie Post is best known for his work for Harvey Comics, where he had a hand in developing Hot Stuff the Little Devil and Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost. Here are a couple of articles discussing Howie's work.
http://drawn.ca/2005/03/24/the-howie-post/
http://johnkstuff.blogspot.com/2007/07/howie-post-cartoony-harvey-artist.html
Seems that Melvin Monkey is a greedy, manipulative little character who is always trying to take advantage of his neighbor Boinard Bear. Check out their first adventure here from the first issue of Li'l Pals.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

That's not a bad comic this, though it does ring familiar bells of Colimbia's "Fox and Crow" series...

Thanks for sharing though 8-)