Friday, November 10, 2006

Happy Veteran's Day

Here are two comic panels from Yank Magazine, which provided reading material to GIs throughout World War II.

The one of the top, of course, is by PFC Bil Keane, the one on the bottom by Sgt. Al Jaffee.

Just in case you thought Bill Mauldin was the only GI with a pen.


BrianFies said...

It's interesting to see the work of both guys as young men before they made it. Keane's got a nice fluid line and wash technique he never got to use on Family Circus ("Wow, he's better than I thought"), while Jaffee is clearly Jaffee but still has a way to go before he hits his artistic stride. Thanks for the post.

Mike said...

Jaffee might not have hit his artistic stride yet, but he had apparently begun to narrow down his style of humor. "Quick! Someone invent Mad Magazine!"