Lum and Abner by Donnie Pitchford

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  1. Donnie Pitchford

    Donnie Pitchford said, about 1 year ago

    Check out our fun YouTube videos:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyHmLZyBX7c

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=movkGb4hh88

    and join us at the home site to hear today’s audio:

    http://www.lumandabnersociety.org/Comic-Strip-Home.html

  2. Alangeez

    Alangeez said, about 1 year ago

    What inspired you to do a comic version of L and A?

  3. Donnie Pitchford

    Donnie Pitchford said, about 1 year ago

    @Alangeez

    Thanks for the question! I’ve been a fan of OTR since high school (early 1970s). I found out about L&A from my parents and other relatives who grew up with it. I started hearing it five days a week on a radio station in my area, got hooked, started collecting recordings, and about 30 years ago helped to found the National Lum and Abner Society. I taught high school art and later broadcasting and finally retired from that career and three years ago started working to get back to my first career goal, that of a cartoonist. I suggested the L&A idea to a web-based newspaper and got it started (after getting permission from the trademark owner).

  4. Alangeez

    Alangeez said, about 1 year ago

    I really like your style and how you’ve realized the characters. Your strip adds another dimension to the characters. Do you write the stories? They actually had me laughing.

  5. Donnie Pitchford

    Donnie Pitchford said, about 1 year ago

    @Alangeez

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words. Yes, I do the writing, art, audio, editing – the whole package. I did adapt the story in which Lum ran for president from the radio scripts of 1936, but the other stories have been my own, borrowing some situations, of course, from the shows. The audio version was initiated for our many blind friends who love Old Time Radio. I do those voices, except in “Abner Cadabra” at which time I invited Sam Brown and Tim Hollis to perform the voices they’d long done at NLAS Conventions. Also, I’ve cast some former students in the roles of the young boys. Thanks again!

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