Sunday, May 25, 2008

Nursery Crimes

For you other types of collectors, here’s a generous sampling of silly “Mother Mongoose’s Nursery Crimes” …more spoof proof of Harvey’s humorous horror attempts to take on EC at their own MAD game. Nostrand’s art is definitely on par, the writing almost.

From Witches Tales #22, 24, 25, and 26.








9 comments:

T. R Xands said...

Nice, I enjoyed reading all of those...well, almost all, I agree with what you said about the art and writing. The art was great but some of the gags were like "Uh?" I think I might have been expecting them to be more...morbid or gory? I don't know...my brain isn't working this early in the morning.

But anyway, I can't complain much anyway since I'm here rent-free :P

todd said...

What quaint diurnal vampires Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee make.

Alexander said...

Great style, reminds me a bit of Jack Davis.

Anonymous said...

FUN STUFF! ALL THE NOSTRAND STORIES YOU HAVE GIVEN US IS TOPS IN MY FAVORITE POSTS! WEVE MADE THE DAVIS COMPARISONS HERE MANY TIMES BUT IT NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME JUST HOW GOOD HE REALLY WAS.

The Vicar of VHS said...

These are FANTASTIC, Karswell! I can't help thinking you should have parcelled this gold out in lumps instead of dumping it all at once, but still, what wonderful corny gags!

Some faves:

On pg. 1, after the 10-o-clock scholar strangles the teacher, what's with Batman, Archie, Groucho, Dick Tracy, and Howard the Duck in the background?

That last panel of "Rita Ripper" made me feel kinda funny...like when we used to climb the rope in gym class...

PG 2--Hickory Dickory WTF? Also, Jack Horner pulling a head out of the pie is GENIUS. Really disturbing and funny.

PG 4--Humpty's fall makes me laugh every time I look at it. EEEEOOWW!

PG 7--Dick Tracy vs. BUICK FACE! Seriously, was he a man from MARS, or a man from CARS?

I also chuckly looking at Handy Spandy's eyes while he checks out the cheesecake, and then 'TURNS THE WRONG KNOB'. We've all been there, guys, AMIRITE?

This made my Sunday, Karswell. I'm definitely making an effort to come round on weekends from now on. You'll never get rid of me...never get rid of me...never get rid of me...

Horror pariah said...

Agree about the little Jack Horner one,funny as all hell.they're all like perverted little Edward Gorey drawings,even the unfunny 10'0'clock scholar one is funnier thanthat entire shitty TEACHING MRS.TINGLE movie.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!

Karswell said...

>You'll never get rid of me...never get rid of me...never get rid of me...

That's what I'm afraid of!!

So everyone really seems to have enjoyed these today, I will do my best to post more occasionally (translation: when I get more.) I basically just tapped out my Nursey Crimes collection today. Always taking submissions too of course.

Zombie Elf said...

Ah, Nostrand. One of my fav.'s. Thanks for posting these for us Karswell. I agree with the gang, the Little Jack Horner is definitely the cream of the crop here.