Here are some of the ads that used to intrigue me when I was a kid. I don't remember responding to any of them but the idea of becoming an artist, especially a comic book artist, was always on my mind. My mother was very supportive and my dad thought I was nuts. Some of my favorite comic books were Blue Bolt, Action Comics and Jumbo Comics. A few of the artists that I admired were Simon and Kirby, Lou Fine, Will Eisner and Fred Guardineer.
Just what is a lightning trick cartoonist ?
Yes, I drew her many times but never sent my drawings in.
Here's another funny ad from the same era. Did anyone ever make a fortune raising two pound bullfrogs ?
I used to draw a daily comic strip for the kids in my grade school class. Here are a couple of surviving pages of THE BATTLE OF THE PLANETS.