Friday, January 2, 2009

There Oughta Be A Law

Harry Shorten's homage to Jimmy Hatlo's THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME panels, shown in these examples from the paperback, THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW.

Comics fans will recognize the name of the idea contributor in panel #2 below.

Copyright © 1969 Harry Shorten


Robert said...

"There Oughta Be A Law" was created, not by Harry Shorten, but by Al Fagaly November 19, 1944. Shorten was a friend of Fagaly's and helped him syndicate the comic strip. He became Fagaly's partner and writer on the strip. When Fagaly died in 1963, he purchased Fagaly's majority share and continued the strip until the 1980's.
Fagaly was also the creator of Super Duck and the cover artiest on many other Golden age comics, including Archie (primarily in the 1940's)

Robert said...

You may note the "Thanks to" to Basil Wolverton. The Wolverton family lived next door to the Fagaly family in Vancouver, Washington and they remained friends after both of them moved east.