Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dream a little dream of me...

Jesse Reklaw draws other peoples' dreams for his weekly comic strip, SLOW WAVE. These pages are from his 2000 compilation, DREAMTOONS. You can read his latest dreamtoons at

This really happened to me the other day. I dreamed I looked at Slow Wave and found Reklaw had drawn up a dream by me. It was very funny and I laughed. In the dream I knew I was dreaming. I thought, "I have to wake up and write down what the comic strip is about so I can actually send it to Reklaw." I woke up but was too sleepy to write it down. I told myself, "I'll remember it in the morning." But by morning I had forgotten everything about the dream comic strip. There's a moral: When something like this happens get out of bed and write it down, no matter how tired you are. You'll thank me in the morning.

Copyright © 2000 by Jesse Reklaw

Monday, September 27, 2010

Marvelous A. Merritt

Many of the books by fantasist A. Merritt have stayed in print for the better part of a century. He was a very successful author during his lifetime (1884-1943), and apparently beyond. This article by Sam Moskowitz was originally published in SATELLITE SCIENCE FICTION for April, 1959.

The illustrations are images taken from the Internet.

Copyright © 1959 Sam Moskowitz

Friday, September 24, 2010

Alley Oop and the little mummy

Here's another sequence from the classic V. T. Hamlin ALLEY OOP comic strip. Oop and Oscar Boom travel 12,000 miles into the past to encounter spacemen!

Dates of the strips are September 1, 1964 to October 5, 1964. To see the sequence that immediately preceded this, a tale of Cleopatra's hair color, go here

Copyright © 1964 NEA, Inc.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Illustrated History of Science Fiction Comics

Chapters 1 and 2 from The Taylor History of Comics series book, THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION COMICS By Mike Benton. Now out of print, but available from used book outlets. Well worth having.

Copyright © 1992 Taylor Publishing Co.