June 22, 2004
It's Mac Divot week here at Thrilling Adventures!
I've been bemoaning the lack of sports comics in the paper, so I'm turning back the hands of time to give you a glimpse of one of the best, Mac Divot. I know, I know, you come here expecting thrills and chills and I give you golf??? Just take a look at the panel above; this wasn't just (yawn) golf, this was GOLF, baby!
Mac Divot was created by Mel Keefer and Jordan Lansky and ran from 1955 until the early 70s. Mel Keefer had worked previously on the Perry Mason daily strip. I love the look of his stuff, it reminds one of the advertising art of the day. It has that swinging 60s appeal, even if Sandy Mac Divot is just swinging golf clubs.
I'm going to post a six day sequence from 1970 in which Sandy teaches us all a little lesson about being a good person as opposed to just being a good golfer. My source material is microfilm, so I apologize in advance that the art is not as clean as I'd like it. But you'll still get the gist of it, I hope...stay tuned!
Posted by Thrillmer! at June 22, 2004 10:20 AM
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