Many decades ago, comic strips had a very broad appeal with people.
Daily newspapers and magazines often carried a large variety of single pane comics and strip comics.
If you are old enough to remember as fairly recently as the 1960s, the Sunday newspaper had many pages
of comics that were large and easy to read. By contrast, my local Sunday paper today has only one full
sheet (4 pages) with just a small handful of comics, and some are reduced in size so much that they
are barely readable.
Mr. Hutchison and Mr. McGrew, along with possibly other artists (signatures
missing or intelligible), provided a series of very humorous comics for various editions of
American Modeler at least during the late 1950s and early 1960s, of which I have acquired
few editions. Some subjects are dated, but many are as familiar today as back 50 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 Aircraft
Modeler. The collection of American Modelers has expanded and I am scanning new model aviation comics
as they become available - and as time permits.
A gentleman recently e-mailed me looking to confirm that this panel of modeling comics came form
the March 1971 edition of American Aircraft Modeler. It was given to him by his father back in the 1980s.
In fact, it did appear in that edition. I scanned a high resolution of it and sent the JPG file to him.
He was thrilled. As time permits, I'm happy to help anyone with a request for an article or other items
from American Modeler and American Aircraft Modeler.
March 1971 American Aircraft Modeler, page 49
Vintage Model Aircraft Comics: