Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Never the Trains Did Meet

Yes, Churchy's book cover changed each week to display card suits, Spades, Clubs, Diamonds, but for some reason not Hearts. Between the opening swamp shot, the train, and the pigs, this is a fine looking page. The train name with trailing boat pays tribute to Ward Kimball, Kelly's old art crony from the Disney days.


  1. And the train that Barnstable is catching bears(no pun intended - maybe) a distinct resemblance to the Toonerville Trolley. Another Kelly tribute to a classic comic strip?

  2. Had it been disclosed (or alleged) that Churchy's full name was Churchill before this?

  3. It seems like I'd seen reference to that somewhere, but I can't be sure.