Friday, February 15, 2008

Toppie Comic - 1958

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5 comments:

David W. said...

I didn't know Toppie had his own comic. I have a very dim childhood memory of a large Toppie the Elephant figure that hung from the ceiling of a local grocery store.

Coincidentally I mentioned this in a recent blog post here.

dgorsline said...

My grandmother collected Top Value stamps because Kroger offered them, instead of the more-widely available S&H Green Stamps.

Michael Duggan said...

I remember Toppie! Just never knew he had a name or his own comic. Love the comic! The work looks familiar. Do you know who it is?

Another great post, Dan!

Thanks a million!

- Michael D

Dan Goodsell said...

The artist was Al Wiseman - full info on the comic can be found here

http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/oddball/index.cgi?date=2005-11-18

in the back of the book were all the things you could order like the Stuffed Toppie and the super rare lunch box

Bill Alger said...

The Toppie comic was actually drawn by one of Al Wiseman's many assistants, George Crenshaw. George also drew the comic books "Clubhouse Rascals" and "The Brain" (which are often, unfortunately, attributed to Wiseman).

Crenshaw told me that he produced the "Clubhouse Rascals" comics shortly after leaving Ketcham's studio, where he worked directly under Al Wiseman's direction on the Dennis comic books for a number of years.

And that's why the artwork on "Clubhouse Rascals", "The Brain" and "Toppie" look similar to Wiseman's, but don't quite capture Al's energetic layouts...