Filex534From American Comics Group (ACG) issue #41* of The Kilroys was published January 1953.  The series its self was similar to Blondie or even Marvel’s Rusty in that it revolved around family life.  These were the comic book versions of popular television shows such as Leave it to Beaver. Ozzie and Harriett and Father Knows Best.

Leader of the typical middle class household was J. Edgar Kilroy who, along with his wife Emmy, worked to mold their children Natch (the Archie aged boy) and younger sister Katie.  Of course, no perfect fifties family was complete without a dog, in this case named Bumpy.

While artist credits are not given, some believe it may be the work of Lynn Karp. A former Disney animator who worked on films such as Pinocchio and Fantasia in the 1940’s, he was a very active funny animal comic cartoonist in the 1950’s. Works included Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. With ACG Lynn worked on Giggle Comics and Cookie. Intriguingly, for the same publisher, he did Daffy Damsels and several other stories in Dizzy Dames #3.

* sold copy