Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Today in Comics History, October 4: Happy birthday, Buster Keaton!

Born on this day in 1895: Buster Keaton, my favorite silent comedian actor and director! He is just absolutely brilliant.

from Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #162 (DC, February 2003); script by John Arcudi; pencils, inks, and letters by Roger Langridge, colors by James Sinclair

Like many of his Hollywood contemporaries, Buster had his own strip in the long-running British magazine Film Fun:

"Headwork!" from Film Fun (Amalgamated UK), issue and date unknown

Sadly, he doesn't have too many other comic book appearances that I could find - so go watch one of his films tonight! I especially recommend Sherlock Jr., The Boat, or Seven Days to start you out!

from "The Joe Franklin Story" in High Times #70 (Trans-High Corporation, June 1981); script by Josh Alan Friedman; pencils, inks, and letters by Drew Friedman

Happy birthday, Buster!


Dave said...

Was anything in a British comic paper actually funny?

Blam said...

Huh. Wikipedia says Joe Franklin’s son was named Bradley.