Wednesday, June 18, 2008
144. Bob Oksner
I was born too late.
I missed out on all of Bob Oksner's fantastic work. Bob did a lot of work on licensed humor titles, which means he took a lot of my favorite non-comic subjects, and put them in wonderful comic book form!
• The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis? ~ Check!
• Sgt. Bilko? ~ Check!
• Pat Boone? ~ Check!
• The Adventures of Bob Hope? ~ You betcha!
• The Adventures of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis? ~ I love Dean Martin. Check!
• Welcome Back, Kotter? ~ Che- wait, Welcome Back, Kotter?! Really?
Anyway, I thought I would showcase one of Mr. Oksner's creations, (and another of my favorites); Stanley and his Monster.
Pictured here is Stanley, Spot (his monster), Marcia (Stanley's babysitter), Shaughnessy the leprechaun, and Schnitzel the dwarf.
Monster humor books may be the best thing to come out of the 60's.