Monday, August 31, 2009

Ponytail by Lee Holley – Superbly Drawn Teen Comics from the Sixties

Ponytail Comic Book Cover Teenage cartoon girl wearing a skirt and sweatshirt carrying bucket of water for boys on the basketball team
Meet Ponytail from cartoonist Lee Holley!

After a long career of drawing cartoons for Warner Brothers, ghosting newspaper comic strips, and drawing the Dennis The Menace Sunday page, Lee Holley got his own comic strip in 1960. It was about a teen girl named Ponytail, and it’s drawn in a fun and breezy cartoony style that just dances and sings all across the newsprint. A couple of years later, Ponytail starred in new stories published in Dell comic books. This little story is from Ponytail #6 from 1962.

cartoon teenagers have a date at a pizza restaurant
Here’s the inside-front-cover gag:
cartoon teen boy pulls up car in front of girlfriend's house at night Ponytail by Lee Holley
There’s a lot of great information about Lee Holley on the web – including this VERY in-depth interview:

Take a look at some of these links for more insight
into the career of cartoonist Lee Holley:

UPDATE! Pat from the Silver Age Comics blog has just shared his thoughts on Ponytail and Lee Holley, featuring lots of juicy comic art from Dell's Ponytail #1!
cartoon kids sharing a drink in the maltshop Ponytail comic book scans by Lee HolleyClick on the cover for more on Ponytail #1
More Ponytail comics here:

Blonde hair teenage cartoon girl talking to brunette comic book friendPonytail in "Little League Lament"

Comic book scan Ponytail by Lee HolleyPonytail in "Sticky Situation"

Funny hilarious pictures-Ear trouble


Comedy pictures-Sumo push


Really funny pictures-Mummy


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Interesting and Funny Portraits

Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.