I was lucky enough to pick up a good batch of 1940s, 1950s and 1960s Mister Oswald tearsheets. Tearsheets are the printed magazine pages and they are not all that common. Most hardware stores would throw the magazine out after they were done with it. During WWII, many of them went to the war effort. So after scanning dozens of these tearsheets, I decided to rework the structure of the website. You’ll now find a number of sub-menus under “Mister Oswald” in the Gallery menu. I’ve broken the strips down into decades for easier viewing. They are also presented in chronological order. Finally, I’ve added a sub-menu featuring Mister Oswald original artwork, so that you can get a sense of what Russ’s pen and ink drawing looked like.
If anyone has any Mister Oswald memorabilia they would like to share, I would be glad to add material to the website.
Thanks so much for keeping Russ’s memory and work alive.
Rob Stolzer has been collecting original comic strip and cartoon artwork for over 40 years. He has written numerous articles for Hogan’s Alley, the CFA-APA 1506 Nix Nix and other journals. Stolzer taught art at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for 33 years, where he taught Drawing, Figure Drawing, Graphic Narration, Illustration, and Painting. Stolzer was granted emeritus professor status upon retirement in 2023.