My Scrapbook: “The Exploiters” Magazine Spread

My Scrapbook  "The Exploiters" Magazine Spread Better late than never, I suppose. This is the spread from the February 1968 issue of Men's Only magazine, kicking off an excerpt from Richard Stark's 1962 novel The Hunter (aka Payback), published six years earlier. It was the first of long-running and critically acclaimed series of novels about … Continue reading My Scrapbook: “The Exploiters” Magazine Spread

My Scrapbook (Index)

A Cornucopia of Tear Sheets, Illustrations, Photos, Scribbles & Other Crap That I Think is Way Cool "The Exploiters" Magazine Spread “The Private Eye Who Couldn’t See” Mannix in Space Pete Emslie Does Joe Mannix! A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses Scooby-Doo Goes Postal Raymond Chandler’s Attestation Papers The Richard Diamond page from Radio’s … Continue reading My Scrapbook (Index)

My Scrapbook: “The Private Eye Who Couldn’t See”

My Scrapbook  "The Private Eye Who Couldn't See" Front cover for August-September 1952 issue of Gang Busters I came across the cover while looking, as is the way of the internet, for something completely different. I have, like, zero idea what the story of "The Private Eye Who Couldn't See" is, but that cover just intrigues the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: “The Private Eye Who Couldn’t See”

My Scrapbook: Mannix in Space

My Scrapbook A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses Super-Fun-Pak Comix by Ruben Bolling for January 24, 2020 I dunno. There's just something really goofy about this one--the idea of Joe Mannix, the iconic TV eye, drifting around the universe like some tweed-jacketed piece of space debris, that appeals to me. I was pointed to … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Mannix in Space

My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Joe Mannix!

My Scrapbook One of my favourite caricatures of Joe Mannix (Mike Connors). By master cartoonist Pete Emslie.   Ottawa-born Pete Emslie published this caricature of Mike Connors (and a great little bio) for the actor's 88th birthday on his blog, The Cartoon Cave, and admitted that Mannix was "a TV favourite of mine that I've long wanted to … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Pete Emslie Does Joe Mannix!

My Scrapbook: A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses

My Scrapbook A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses MGM publicity still for the release of Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Above is a publicity still for the release of Shadow of the Thin Man (1941, MGM), starring William Powell and Myrna Loy and as Dashiell Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles. Of course by … Continue reading My Scrapbook: A Seasonal Greeting Card from the Charleses

My Scrapbook: Scooby-Doo Goes Postal

My Scrapbook The Scooby-Doo Doo Good Forever Stamp From the official press release from the United States Postal Service, June 14, 2018: WASHINGTON — “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” For nearly 50 years, this call has summoned the beloved animated Great Dane wherever help is needed. The U.S. Postal Service, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Scooby-Doo Goes Postal

My Scrapbook: Raymond Chandler’s Attestation Papers

My Scrapbook Raymond Chandler's Attestation Papers (August 14, 1917, Victoria, British Columbia) Although he was an American citizen, Raymond Thornton Chandler enlisted with the Canadian Army in August 1917, as his attestation paper above shows. Some have suggested he chose the Canadian Army due to his fondness for all things British (Canada being part of the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Raymond Chandler’s Attestation Papers

My Scrapbook: The Richard Diamond page from Radio’s Golden Years by Breese and Lynes

My Scrapbook The Richard Diamond page from Radio's Golden Years by Breese and Lynes   This is the Richard Diamond entry from Radio's Golden Years: A Visual Guide to the Shows & Stars, a 1998 self-published, limited edition labour of love by Frank Bresee and Bobb Lynes. It may not be the most thorough of reference book on … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The Richard Diamond page from Radio’s Golden Years by Breese and Lynes

My Scrapbook: Original Artwork for “Peter Goon” by Jack Davis

My Scrapbook Original Artwork for "Peter Goon" by Jack Davis What? You thought MAD Magazine had a monopoly on snotty, adolescent parodies on television private eyes? Or that the work of the "usual gang of idiots" was exclusive to William M. Gaines' "What, Me Worry?" periodical? Nope. In its day, MAD had a slew of … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Original Artwork for “Peter Goon” by Jack Davis