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Kirt Blattenberger

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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Model Aviation Comics of Yore - page 2
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.

June 1959 American Modeler, page 4 - Airplanes and Rockets

June 1959 American Modeler, page 4

Model Aviation Comics, February 1967 American Modeler, page 60 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchison - February 1967 American Modeler, page 60

Model Aviation Comics, December 1959 American Modeler, page 4 - Airplanes and Rockets

December 1959 American Modeler, page 4

Model Aviation Comics, 1961 Annual Edition American Modeler, page 92 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchison - 1961 Annual Edition American Modeler, page 92

Model Aviation Comics, April 1957 American Modeler, page - Airplanes and Rockets

RWG - April 1957 American Modeler, page 49

Model Aviation Comics, April 1961 American Modeler, page 64 - Airplanes and Rockets

April 1961 American Modeler, page 64

Model Aviation Comics, August 1957 American Modeler, page 40 - Airplanes and Rockets

August 1957 American Modeler, page 40

Model Aviation Comics, August 1957 American Modeler, page - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchinson - August 1957 American Modeler, page 23

Model Aviation Comics, August 1959 American Modeler, page 50 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchinson - August 1959 American Modeler, page 50

Model Aviation Comics, August 1959 American Modeler, page 49 - Airplanes and Rockets

Bill Hutchinson - August 1959 American Modeler, page 49

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