Because “Up Anchor!” ran for over three years, Kreigh Collins had to come up with quite a bit of material to fill the two topper panels of its 174 Sunday comics. All of this information needed to be fresh, but sometimes the accompanying illustrations required a bit of recycling.
Say… that lad hopping over the tree stump looks familiar. Where have I seen that pose before?
Back in the days before the internet, illustrators were wise to keep a “morgue,” where reference images were stored. These images came in handy for future assignments, and I’m unaware of a pose Collins copied more often than the boy playing leapfrog.
Here are some more examples of “Water Lore.”
After three weeks of “Water Lore,” I am happy to say that I will be making a major announcement in next Sunday’s post.
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