Thursday, January 20, 2011

1982 "Don Bigley Meets The Hulk" Comic Strip! Albert Bigley Art! Bill Bixby? Marvel Comics?

Not sure if this was part of a trio of hand-drawn comic-strip newspaper ads for my father's tire shop, but here is my (age 17) own illustrated tale of Dad Don Bigley meeting the Incredible Hulk! Silly and inspired by Marvel's satire book NOT BRAND ECHH, this is one odd little story, coming off like a demented 70s "Hostess Fruit Pie" comics ad! I thought it was funny to depict my father as constantly being draped in heavy shadow, as if he was a mysterious figure pulling stings from behind the scenes! Click to enlarge if ya really must!

3 comments:

POP CULTURE DEBRIS said...

Don't call me Shirley!

I like the panel of your dad's hair standing up on end as the Hulkster destroys the Bigley Tire landmark.

Can't believe he didn't snap this up to promote his shop in the local Laurinburg rag!

Al Bigley said...

I HAVE to scan the 3 similar ads that DID run in the LAURINBURG EXCHANGE! One was even inked by Mr. Bob Glenn, my ART 3 teacher, in a dreaded deadline pinch!

Maybe that was the one done as an end-of-semester "exam" in his class?

Al Bigley

POP CULTURE DEBRIS said...

Bring 'em on!