Friday, October 29, 2010

Trigger Treat

These Halloween strips are from the period of decline for Kelly. At this point, in 1972, he was quite ill and had a year to live, during which time he made a valiant struggle to keep the strip itself alive, between reprints. In fact, at the time these Sundays were published in October of '72, Kelly's leg had to be amputated from complications of diabetes. It was a very hard time for a man who had been at the top of his game just five years before this with his yearlong Pandemonia story arc.

1 comment:

  1. Tom,

    I have seen some daily strips from this era but few Sundays. By this time, Kelly was drawing those "tiny figures in bare panels" dailies. Lots of open space in these Sundays, as well... and Albert looks pretty strange in that last panel of the second strip.