October 1, 2009

Doodles Duck Goes To Africa

There are a lot less rewarding ways one can spend their time than by enjoying the cartoons of the genius Sheldon Mayer. You could start a war. You could bilk people out of their hard-earned money. You could become a corrupted and/or ineffectual member of Congress. The world is full of examples of evil that men do, with or without good intentions. Sheldon Mayer's work is an example of the good one man can do. They are not irrelevant. They are the opposite of irrelevant. His strips sparkle with charm, style, and whimsy, qualities that humanize us, separate us from the beasts in the woods. We can all learn a lot from the comics of Sheldon Mayer. Are you ready?

Hollywood Funny Folks #33 (April 1951)

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