Tuesday, November 24, 2009

THE STRANGE WORLD OF MR. MUM by Irving Philips


Strange things happen in THE STRANGE WORLD OF MR. MUM by Irving Philips. Mr. Mum himself tends to look on as things get odder and odder. Ger Apeldoorn, who shares some of the early 1960s panels, describes him as "a curious man in a weird world, who never gets involved, but only observes with ever growing amazement."

And with his large glasses, blank expression and floppy bow tie, he lived in this weird, wordless panel that was syndicated for 16 years (1958-74).

3 comments:

John Platt said...

I own two Mr. Mum originals. I'm dying to track down one of the books, but so far the prices I've seen have been way too high.

Bob said...

On a related note, a few years ago a friend gave me a copy of "The Cartoonist Cookbook" from 1966 that she found in a used book store in Connecticut. It's signed, "To Virginia & Joe, Best Wishes, Irv & Lucy Phillips."

Phillips said...

I am the curator of the collected works of Irving Phillips. This includes panels and Sundays from "The Strange World of Mr. Mum, paintings, theater and tv scripts etc.

If anyone is interested in purchasing please contact me at vnolacor1@gmail.com

Cory Thomas