Monday, February 23, 2009

Hillbilly Comics!


Goldurn if'n thar weren't a hillbilly craze back in the mid-1950's, an' goldurn if comics didn't try to cash in like everyone else! As America emerged from World War II and entered the atomic age, a group of lovable, backwards, shabbily-dressed hill folk were left behind by a combination of poverty and geographic remoteness. Their feudin' moonshine-drinkin', cousin-marryin' ways were pure comedy gold for the country's burgeoning entertainment industry, and soon the movies, television, and yes, comics had hillbilly fever. For years, the American hillbilly provided his wealthier, more sophisticated countrymen with countless hours of joyful schadenfreude before the fad wore off, and they went back to just being poor people. Anyhow, bite off a chaw o' tabaccy, have a sip o' some of this hyar corn likker, dig inta some of maw's possum pie, and enjoy some good old fashioned, down-home HILLBILLY COMICS:








Now git offa my land, afore ah sets the dawgs to yo'!





All stories originally printed in Hillbilly Comics #1-3, Charlton, (1955)
Script (?) Art: Art Gates

9 comments:

Arkonbey said...

I have to say, I like that last Hank The Hermit page! Who'da thunk that Hank were a Taoist?

Mego Thor said...

Why yo' so gay?

Bill the Splut said...

I lahks me th' first Hank th' Hermit. Y'all's new funny-books, where be the trichinosis jokes?

Sea_of_Green said...

So, THAT's what inspired the Beverly Hillbillies, huh? ;-) Nah, probably not, but it's fun to think about it ...

Anonymous said...

Goldurn I love them funnybooks!

Jannell Says said...

Thanks for posting these.

Private Investigators said...

You remembered my old days

Anonymous said...

If this kind of stereotyping were applied to almost any other group (gays, African-Americans, Hispanics), you would probably denounce it for bigotry. And you would be right.

Akshay Pawar said...

These are done by Charlton Publications right? There is a guy named Joakim Fairbanks has put these on apple itunes store under his name and selling it as a app.

That is copyright infringement can anyone report this guy or to the original owners of this comic.

Here is the guy selling under his name on appstore - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id424472784?mt=8&affId=1686089&ign-mpt=uo%3D6