Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Here's another great piece of mid century advertising cartooning by an anonymous cartoonist for The Hartford. The Junior Fire Marshal Magazine was a freebie magazine issued to kids (probably thru schools; see "Monday" panel on the above cover) that focussed on fire safety.
The mascot is "Johnny Hartford." There are also articles, like a check off home fire safety list, and articles like "Every Day Safety in Hazardtown." There is always a comic story about Johnny Hartford, who gets to have adventures, tell people what to do and be on stage. He's always in the spotlight and loving it. Here is the Fall 1962 2-page comic book story. Again, no art credit but it sure looks familiar.
The Junior Fire Marshal Magazine Christmas 1957
Posted by Mike Lynch at 8:45 AM