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Button 046: Famous Cartoonist John Stanley (Little Lulu, Melvin Monster)


Button 046: Famous Cartoonist  John Stanley (Little Lulu, Melvin Monster)
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    Famous Cartoonist Button 46

    John Stanley. Like his contemporary Carl Barks in the 1950s, John Stanley toiled anonymously on a classic comic book, Little Lulu, without any credit. Disney got credit for Uncle $crooge and "Marge" gor credit for Little Lulu, though she created only the Saturday Evening Post gag panel, not the wonderful comic book series. And, unlike Barks, Stanley is still largely forgotten outside the cognoscenti. Stanley is also responsible for another shorter lived classic, Melvin Monster. In his self-portrtait Stanley looks like he could be a villain by Chester Gould.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.


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    Button 046: Famous Cartoonist John Stanley (Little Lulu, Melvin Monster)

    Famous Cartoonist Button 46

    John Stanley. Like his contemporary Carl Barks in the 1950s, John Stanley toiled anonymously on a classic comic book, Little Lulu, without any credit. Disney got credit for Uncle $crooge and "Marge" gor credit for Little Lulu, though she created only the Saturday Evening Post gag panel, not the wonderful comic book series. And, unlike Barks, Stanley is still largely forgotten outside the cognoscenti. Stanley is also responsible for another shorter lived classic, Melvin Monster. In his self-portrtait Stanley looks like he could be a villain by Chester Gould.


    About the Buttons:

    Pinback Jack issued this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as 52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz) turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53 and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited inventory.

    All the color buttons in this set are metal with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.

    $6.00