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  1. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop about 8 hours ago

    More Nickelodeon level shtick…

  2. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 2 days ago

    For those of a certain age, there is a cool site that has 100’s of radio programs online from the 30’, 40’s, and 50’s. Some of the Hamlin/Graue fans may appreciate programs from that era… http://dumb.com/oldtimeradio/

  3. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 3 days ago

    @Gweedo from yesterday:

    Never heard of Scarth but a quick look up showed a general description and one graphic image.
    Yeah, I checked it out also. Made from 1969-1972 so that tells you the Zap Comix era it was from. For several pages of that comic, just google bronzeageofblogs.blogs
    Very nice artwork.

  4. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 4 days ago

    This quote from a Dark Horse compilation of Sunday strips shows what we are talking about, regarding the artwork:

    “Hamlin had a delightful ability to contrast various shadows against just the right amount of black and place both inside the bright colors that filled the world of Moo. This ability to so skillfully use opposition hints at a familiarity with the style of expressionism that grew in the art world before the First World War.

    This side-by-side contradiction of light and dark, shadows, and detail moved quickly among the creative arts. In its most resounding example, expressionism proved to be influential in the film world as that movement grew in such silent German films such as Nosferatu (1922).

    That use of shadows works so well because Hamlin uses them minimally. The majority of the strip is filled with lush, colorful scenes of trees, riversides, and the pink, brown, and yellow walls of sheer rock.

    Hamlin, especially in these early years of the Sunday pages, stands with the best that comic strips ever offered."

  5. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 5 days ago

    Hard to say. She was last in the strip sometime in the late 1930’s(approx) and was never mentioned again.

  6. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 5 days ago

    From a review of the Dark Horse The Sundays 1937-1939:

    His work stands with the best of American imaginative writers. When he gives a character such as Princess Wootietoot such a name he brings to mind the characters who populated L. Frank Baum’s World of Oz.

    Hearing Alley Oop call one of this friends an “. . . ol’ jack-leg stir-bug” or use an expression such as “. . . tryin’ t’chizzle in on my gravy” holds the same magic for readers that Mark Twain brought us when he introduced us to the folks who lived and worked along the banks of the Mississippi.

    Part of the American nature of the strip is the way Hamlin combined vaudevillian-style reactions with classic cartoon sound effects.

  7. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 5 days ago

    You can get a Wootie tie here, if you so desire: https://www.zazzle.com/1930s_comic_strip_paper_doll_princess_wootietoot_tie-151220086555715445

  8. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 5 days ago

    You would think that Ooola would know that, it’s not like she hasn’t been around all those years.

  9. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 6 days ago

    Do the leaves in panel one match the trees in panel two?
    No, but I suppose it could be explained that the first panel is from one angle and the other panel is taken from the other side of them. Perhaps different type trees on either side? I guess you could also say that the leaves in panel one are branches (invisible, of course) of the tree trunk right next to Ooola in the second panel.

  10. Wootietoot commented on Alley Oop 6 days ago

    Basically Ooola is saying that Oop has time for everything else but her.