Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sis Sez Sunday - 77

Well, guys, Sis Sez Sunday comes to an end today as this is the last Sis Sez that Ruth Plumly Thompson and Marge wrote.

In the future I might be able to bring you a few more as I am missing several issues of King Comics from my collection. I'll see what I can do.

I think Thompson's verse has been much better in these last few episodes. I suspect that Marge was just getting too busy to illustrate a Thompson short story and draw two Sis Sez pages every month. Marge didn't even finish illustrating all of Thompson's Wizard of Way-Up serialization in King Comics - another artist filled in for a few issues.

So what's going to replace Sis Sez Sunday, you ask? Well, starting next weekend we'll delve into Thompson's The Perhappsy Chaps. The internet should prove an ideal medium for this rare Thompson book as the lovely full-color illustrations are half the fun!

This installment of Marge and Ruth Plumly Thompson's SIS SEZ page first appeared in King Comics, No. 61, in May 1940. If you love Marge's Little Lulu you're sure to get a kick out of Sis!

Please note that if you click on the image it will expand to a full-size version which will make it much easier to read! All of the other blog images will similarly enlarge.


saintfighteraqua said...

Which issues are you missing? It couldn't hurt to have a bunch of eyes out there searching for you.

David Maxine said...

Thanks for asking - I'll try to post a list on here sometime soon.

Sam said...

I always thought, from reading these strips thanks to you, that Sis Sez was a fictional version of Ruth herself.

David Maxine said...

@Sam - I've had the same thought. There is a definite autobiographical - or at least very personal connection between RPT and Sis I think - Even though at the time the series ended RPT was 49 year old. But perhaps that's why Sis occasionally seems more like an adult than a teenager.

saintfighteraqua said...

I agree. Sis does seem just how I imagine RPT would have been in real life!
If she were one of our contemporaries I can imagine the funny blogs and "tweets" she'd make for Oz fans, and I bet they'd sound similar to Sis Sez. :)