Thursday, October 11, 2007
A Golden Age For Gottfredson
Thanks to the Internet and the many comic art aficionados who use the wonders of the World Wide Web to celebrate and increase appreciation for comic masterworks, this is a golden era for the Mickey Mouse comic strip by Floyd Gottfredson. Widely regarded as one of the best newspaper comics ever produced, Gottfredson’s Mickey is available for anyone to read and enjoy as never before. For two sterling examples, see Thad Komorowski’s excellent Classic Animation ID blog for the 1936-1937 Island in the Sky continuity here (scroll down to find the Mickey strips), and the recent posting of The Mystery of Hidden River here (again, scroll down). This 1941-1942 story is rarely (if ever) reprinted so stop by Thad’s blog and enjoy. And I’ll post more about this golden Gottfredson age soon.