Kelly's Donald Duck stuff was almost always lively and quirky, very recognizable as his work.
Imagine that—if you kept the comics in just sort of good shape, a one dollar investment for a one year subscription, back in 1944, would be worth at least $5,000 today. Who knew?
Below, the subscription form, with art by Kelly.
And below, the story Kelly illustrated for this issue, breaking the pretense that these guys were anything but movie stars. Not a brilliant story, but awful fun, knowing the future of the guy who drew it.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
I AM POSTING THESE IMAGES WITH THE NOTION THAT I AM DOING SO WITH A NON-PROFIT AND EDUCATIONAL 'FAIR USE' MOTIVE, REGARDING RESPECTIVE COPYRIGHTS. ANYONE DOWNLOADING AND USING THESE IMAGES FOR ANY COMMERCIAL USE WOULD BE IN VIOLATION OF RESPECTIVE COPYRIGHTS, AND DOES NOT HAVE MY APPROVAL FOR SUCH USE. PLEASE SHARE IN EDUCATION AND DON'T TRY TO MAKE MONEY FROM IT WITHOUT PROPER AUTHORITY.