Sean Kleefeld posts an article about 1940s funny animal cartoonist and comics editor Vince Fago’s Pendulum Press, a 1970s Classics Illustrated-style publishing imprint devoted to comics adaptations of canonical Western literature for young audiences. Fago “scripted most of the books himself, adapting and abridging the originals as closely as possible given page limitations, and then got talented ‘newcomers’ like Nestor Redondo to illustrate them,” Kleefeld writes. He further notes that the series was repackaged in the 1990s as a series of “prestige format” comics albums. More recently, work from Fago’s series has been folded into the current Graphic Classics series alongside work by contemporary cartoonists including Rick Geary and Richard Sala.
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