Friday, December 7, 2018

Remember Pearl Harbor

The sneak attack that changed the course of history, told by one of the greatest graphic novelists of all!
Plus, a tale published before December 7, 1941 that predicted the attack!
Friday Fun Will Return Next Week!

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Days of Darkness

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Reading Room SANTA CLAUS PARADE "Story of 'Silent Night' "

Carolers have sung this piece for centuries...
...without knowing it's origin!
We now correct that bit of historical amnesia!
Unseen since 1952, this fascinating short from Ziff-Davis' Santa Claus Parade is the only time (AFAIK) that comics explained the origin of a non-religious Christmas Carol!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Secrets of Santa Claus!

DID YOU KNOW...the image of Santa Claus, as we Americans know it, is based on the work of two artists over 70 years apart?
1) Thomas Nast, who illustrated the first published version of Clement Clark Moore's The Night Before Christmas in the 1860s
2) Haddon Sundblom, who took Nast's visual concepts, refined them, and used them to illustrate Coca-Cola's Christmas advertising campaigns from the 1930s onward!
Both Nast and Sundblom are equally famous for their other artistic accomplishments...
Nast was primarily a political cartoonist, whose illustrations of New York's "Boss" Tweed were considered the main reason the corrupt politician was forced from office!
Sundblom also created the image of the Quaker Oats man, and was a noted pin-up girl artist! (In fact, his last published artwork was a pin up girl semi-dressed in a Santa outfit for Playboy's December, 1972 cover!)

We at Atomic Kommie Comics™ offer a dozen different renderings of 'ol Kris Kringle which follow in the visual tradition of Nast and Sundblom, on a host of Cool Christmas™ collectibles ranging from tree ornaments to hot cocoa mugs to snugglies, sweatshirts and hoodies for kids and adults!
While they range from paintings to comic book cover art, they all feature the "classic" image of Santa known to Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials!
So give your "special someone", whether they're a spouse, lover, friend, or relative, a warm feeling this Christmas with a kool kollectible featuring the personification of the Christmas Spirit--Santa Claus!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday Madness ALICE " Bugville"

We end our re-presentation Ziff-Davis' Alice #10 (1951) with another non-Carroll tale...
...this time involving loveable vermin!
Yeah, you read that correctly...
Dave Berg demonstrates the wonderfully-weird imagination he would so delightfully plumb as one of MAD Magazine's premiere creators for decades!
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