Model Aviation Comics of Yore - page 5
Comics from 1950s through Mid 1970s Vintage Model Aviation Magazines

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 1950's 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.

Model Aviation Comics, March 1959 Model Aviation, page 44 - Airplanes and Rockets

March 1959 American Modeler, page 44

Model Aviation Comics, November 1957 Model Aviation, page 57a - Airplanes and Rockets       Model Aviation Comics, November 1957 Model Aviation, page 57b - Airplanes and Rockets

November 1957 American Modeler, page 63

Model Aviation Comics, November 1957 Model Aviation, page 50 - Airplanes and Rockets

November 1957 American Modeler, page 50

Model Aviation Comics, November 1959 Model Aviation, page 4 - Airplanes and Rockets

November 1959 American Modeler, page 4

Model Aviation Comics, October 1957 Model Aviation, page 52 - Airplanes and Rockets

October 1957 American Modeler, page 52

Model Aviation Comics, October 1957 Model Aviation, page 29 - Airplanes and Rockets

October 1957 American Modeler, page 29

Model Aviation Comics, October 1957 Model Aviation, page 4 - Airplanes and Rockets

October 1957 American Modeler, page 4

Model Aviation Comics, September 1957 Model Aviation, page 30 - Airplanes and Rockets

September 1957 American Modeler, page 30

Model Aviation Comics, September 1957 Model Aviation, page 4 - Airplanes and Rockets

September 1957 American Modeler, page 4

Model Aviation Comics, August 1959 Model Aviation, page 11 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchinson - August 1959 American Modeler, page 11

Model Aviation Comics, April 1957 Model Aviation, page 5 - Airplanes and Rockets

April 1957 American Modeler, page 5

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