Saturday, September 29, 2012

Comicode (Vic Martin)

One more look inside the wild 'n wacky word game paperback collection of Martin Dell's Puzzle Fun (Pocket Book, 1963, see previous 2 posts), and this time it's the Comicodes section, highlighted by the cute, cartoony art stylings of Vic Martin. I hope everyone enjoyed this multi-post look at this fun book... I see copies of this on ebay all the time so pick one up because there are still plenty of other things left inside to see and do!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pun Fun (Mort Drucker)

Another brain-teasing, rib-tickling chapter from Martin Dell's "Puzzle Fun" collection (Pocket Book, 1963), 14 puzzlers wonderfully illustrated by the great Mort Drucker (also see "Tickle Title" illustrated by Wally Wood by clicking HERE! ) FYI: I'm thinking we'll finish out Sept. 2012 with Vic Martin's "Comicode" section as well...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tickle Title (Wally Wood)

Tickle Title was just one of the many zany sections featured in Puzzle Fun (Pocket Books, 1963) "a delightful collection of original word games" by puzzle-maker Martin Dell, the "originator of Jumble, that scramble word game." The games are fun and the answers are funny, but of special note is the gallery of amazing artists chosen to illustrate this 144 page paperback-- Wally Wood, Mort Drucker, Vic Martin, (even Dell himself.) If you're interested in seeing more let us know! Apologies in advance for the quality of my scans, it's an old book...

Friday, September 14, 2012

How Freckle Face Strawberry Got His Freckles

In 1965, The Pillsbury Company produced a series of short but cute kids books based on their very popular Funny Face powdered instant drink mix line-- here's one tale in its entirety, starring the incredibly delicious Freckle Face Strawberry!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Trolleri (Magic) Katalog '47 PART TWO

Today we have the remaining half of the Swings Stockholm Trolleri Katalog, 1947 (see previous post for the first half) --the hocus pocus focus here includes card tricks, additional magical literature, gag tricks / brain teasers, and more! Hope you enjoyed this one!