Monday, October 12, 2009

Autumn Oddities

It's that time of year... new Amazing Facts & Beyond! And while we're on the subject of amazing facts and obscure local legends, Leon wanted to give shout-outs to this awesome new book just published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch:Our Own Oddities was a weekly comic drawn by Ralph Graczak published in the paper every Sunday for 51 years. It could be described as a more folksy, homespun version of Ripley's Believe It or Not! (another of Leon's favorites) - lots of vegetables that look like faces, local bowling lore, weird pets, etc. My pal Tom, who edited and designed the book, sent me along this serendipitous snippet from one of the 80's strips:More information and ordering info here.

4 comments:

BVS said...

nice strip. too bad it's already too late for fall foliage up here. it's already been snowing for 3 days.

John Hendrix said...

great one dan. Loved that strip growing up...

jenny said...

Who are these other Zettwoch's who lived in Webster Groves?!?! That's freaky.

Shannon said...

My dad had a smoking toad as a kid! Well, actually all of his toads smoked. Turns out they can't spit out the butts! Works with firecrackers, too!!! Gross. Just thought you might enjoy that little tidbit of information.
The Halloween "Shithead" is crazy! -maybe I should try that one on Charlie... hmmm.
Cool work by the way! Congrats on the latest publishing conquest!