Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Saturday, October 28, 2017

FLYIN' JENNY #1 & #2 (1946 & 1947)

Flyin' Jenny was a newspaper comic strip by aviation artist Russell Keaton, who also knew how to draw a well-turned leg.  Jenny was a pretty blonde battle-hardened babe who could fly a plane with the best of them.  The strip started in October 1939 with the daily and Sunday strips carrying separate story lines.  Keaton died in 1945 at the all-too-young age of 35 from acute melanoma and, despite efforts to continue the strip by Marc Swayze and Glen Chaffin, the Keaton magic was gone and the comic strip died the following year.  Later in 1946, the small published Pentagon Press published the first of two issues of Flyin' Jenny, utilizing the original strips.


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