Sunday, February 14, 2016

How To Tie Your Tie, Basil Wolverton Style!

We men never get enough credit for the tortuous, barbarous fashion practice we are forced to endure: wearing a tie!

In fact, just the act of tying the tie can be dangerous to our health:

Fortunately, Croucher K. Konk has a solution:


Yes, that is Basil Wolverton's work. He had a monthly half-page spread in Whiz Comics from 1945-1952, with Croucher teaching us how to deal with life's social conundrums.

Fantagraphics had a book out a few years ago collecting them all. Although they missed a couple, that's more than made up for by the fact that the book includes dozens of previously unpublished entries (in "penciled rough" form).

From Whiz Comics #106 (1949)

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