Month: August 2012 (page 1 of 6)

Found in the Collection: Fleischmann’s Yeast Comic Advertisements

Well, kids, school is officially back in session here at The Ohio State University! Now, although we know you’re enthralled with the excitement of coursework, cafeteria food, cramped dorm-rooms and orientation ice-breakers, give yourself a break! At some point in your college career, you may also want to consider: dating.

What’s that you say? Bad skin leftover from high school getting you down? We know that microeconomics textbook looks big enough to hide behind forever, but it’s time you stepped out to face the music that’s blasting from fraternity row. Luckily, there is hope and help in Fleischmann’s Yeast. As you will see below, many young bucks your age have faced the same plight of pimples, and after choking down a few cakes of yeast they walked away clear skinned and confident. Just see the comic strip ads for Fleischmann’s Yeast, the cure-all for adolescent acne, self-doubt and Saturday nights.

1930s Fleischmann’s Yeast comic strip advertisement. From the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (click to enlarge)

1930s Fleischmann’s Yeast comic strip advertisement. From the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (click to enlarge)

1930s Fleischmann’s Yeast comic strip advertisement. From the San Francisco Academy of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. (click to enlarge)

1930s Fleischmann’s Yeast comic strip advertisement. From the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University  Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. (click to enlarge)

We’ve got a soft-spot for comic advertisements over here, as you could probably tell from last months post on Noel Sickles and Milton Caniff’s Mr. Coffee Nerves. However, unlike the men behind Paul Arthur, we have not identified the artist or artists behind Fleischmann’s Yeast comic strips. As always, guesses are welcome!

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby! Found in the Collection: Captain America # 206

Happy 95th Birthday to Jack Kirby, the true King of Comics! Below, a signed original page from Kirby’s 1977 Captain America No. 206, one of the beloved few Kirby originals in our collection at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Original Jack Kirby page from “Captain America # 206″. From the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (click to enlarge)

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