Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Scorchy Smith Original

Noel Sickles (Scorchy Smith) and Milton Caniff (Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon) shared a small studio early in their careers. Each had a strong influence on the other. They often helped with each other's comics, as well as working together on commissioned advertising work.

This is an original Scorchy Smith by Sickles from 1935.



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1 comment:

  1. original 1949 recipient of the above original, artist Lew Schwartz, set up and taped a great conversation between Caniff and Sickles, i think in the late '70s. They don't say anything unique in it, but it's grand to see the old pals together. Lew sent me a copy around the time I interviewed him in 2002, but I don't think it has ever been made generally available.

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