Jingle Jangle Comics

Publisher: Eastern Color
Publication Dates: February 1943 – December 1949
Number of Issues Published: 42 (#1 – #42)
Color: color
Dimensions: standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock: newsprint
Binding: saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: was ongoing series

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Jingle Jangle Comics was a ten-cent, bimonthly, 42-issue, 68-page (later reduced to 52-page) children’s-oriented American comic book magazine published by Eastern Color under the Famous Funnies, Inc. imprint between February 1942 and December 1949. The series featured mixes of human and funny animal material. The series was edited by Steven Douglas with George L. Carlson as principal artist.

George L. Carlson was in his mid-fifties and a veteran children’s book illustrator and puzzle maker when he took on Jingle Jangle Comics. His experience included painting the first edition dust jacket for Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind and ghosting the newspaper strip Reg’lar Fellas for artist Gene Byrnes. He had previously published Jingle Jangle Tales as a children’s book and an unsuccessful Sunday newspaper page. Each issue of the comic book contained at least one of his two features (and many contained both): “Jingle Jangle Tales” and “The Pie-Face Prince”. Carlson completed every aspect of his features himself – pencils, inks, etc. – earning $25 per page for the twelve pages he produced for each issue.















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