I’m trying to get my index listing for the True Comics Sunday series as buttoned up as possible. Problem is that many of the toonists who contributed pages (and there were quite a few) didn’t sign their work. I do know, or at least strongly suspect, that all these artists were primarily in the comic book field — all the ones who signed were, anyway. I know Sam Glankoff did lots of the Sundays, with additional contributions by Ed Smalle, Lew Glanz and Chad Grothkopf and others.
I know some of you folks are also comic book fans and researchers, so I’m hoping you can ID some of these guys. Here are four samples from 1942. The first is a guy who did quite a few pages in 1941-42. The style is quite unique — the faces, I think, are a dead giveaway to the artist, but who is it?
Our second contestant only did a few True Comics pages. The style is pretty basic but it has a few stylistic flourishes that may make an ID possible. Certainly this cartoonist was not on the “A” list, but can anyone ID him? The style looks to me like one I remember showing up in a lot of Blue Bolt and Target Comics: