Thursday, August 04, 2016
If you are a fan of this midcentury modern style of cartooning, then these elementary school fire prevention publications, put together and distributed by The Hartford in the 1950s and 60s, are a trove of great comic art.
The Junior Fire Marshal Magazine for Fall 1961 marks the 15th year of the national Junior Fire Marshal program. This issue has a number of articles about fire safety, as well as a two-page comic: Johnny Hartford, Junior Fire Marshal. Johnny has an adventure in every issue I have seen, and below are links to even more.
The unsigned art sure looks familiar and was probably produced by a pro comics artist. But I am at a loss to explain who it is.
And here are some fire safety activities ...
The Junior Fire Marshal Magazine Christmas 1957The Junior Fire Marshal Magazine Fall 1962
Posted by Mike Lynch at 10:03 AM