From the Sub-Basement of the Archives: Mary Worth ‘Visual Scripts’

Stumbled across some photostatic negatives of comic strip roughs today in one of my huge ‘unfiled’ piles. Couldn’t quite ID them, so I scanned them in and inverted to produce these readable scans. Then did some online searches based on the dialog to verify my guess about what these are.

Allen Saunders produced ‘visual scripts’ for Mary Worth artist Ken Ernst, and this above represents the week of August 3rd 1970. I have to say that Ernst’s later work on Mary Worth, stiff as a board, can’t hold a candle to Saunders’ delightful loose sketches.

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