Friday, December 22, 2023

Peter & Polly Adventures in Toyland

Peter & Polly Adventures in Toyland premiered around November 27, 1939 and ran for 24 installments. Howard Boughner, the writer and artist on this Christmas comic strip series, was born in 1908 and died in 1990. He worked as an assistant on Dumb Dora from 1931 to 1936 and Wash Tubbs. He created some of his own comics such as Mac (1938-1941) and Hold Everything (1941-1945). He also apparently did the writing on Penny (1943-1970) and Dotty Dripple (1944-1974) probably in the 1940s.

Peter & Polly showcases the Christmas-time adventures of a brother and sister as they wind up in the North Pole after trying to get their letters delivered. What adventures will they have? Let's find out.

Hope you enjoyed Peter and Polly's adventures in...why Toyland? Why not the North Pole? Because of the operetta Babes In Toyland? I don't know. And what's with the mother sweeping a teddy bear that's the size of a small child into the trash?

Don't forget to leave something out for Santa and his penguin helpers.

Merry Christmas


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