of model aviation related comic strips continued in American Aircraft Modeler after its conversion from American
Modeler. "Ace," "Boomer McBragg," and some untitled comics. Some subjects are dated, but many are as familiar
today as back 40 yeas ago. Where available, I scanned the comics and replicated them here so that everyone can
enjoy the long-ago work of a great artist. More will be added as they become available. Here are
comics from American Modeler.
Boomer McBragg, drawn by Bob Godden, was a comic strip that made appearances in the early 1970s editions of
American Aircraft Modeler. The last time comics were included in AMA's magazine was sometime in the late 1990s,
when Edward L. Henry's "Microhenries"
was a monthly feature. For the electronics-illiterate, the
Henry is the unit of inductance, and the
microhenry is one millionth of a Henry. Conveniently, the letter "L" (Edward's middle initial) is the abbreviation
for the Henry.
"Ace" - August 1974 American Aircraft Modeler (page 71), by David Illsley
"Boomer McBragg" - October 1972 American Aircraft Modeler (page 113), by Bob Godden
Posted November 6, 2010