Four Color #91 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1945)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 91." Code number is S.C.F. 91-4512. Copyright 1945 by Oskar Lebeck.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Santa Claus Funnies (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus Funnies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Arthur Jameson ? (painting)
Inks
Arthur Jameson ? (painting)
Colors
Arthur Jameson ? (painting)

Genre
children
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and colors credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[There's a Santa at the schoolhouse,...] (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Synopsis
A boy wonders why there are so many Santas in town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white. Poem with accompanying illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Christmas Comes to the Wood Land (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S.C.F. 91-4512
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus; Rumple; Bunson Bunny
Synopsis
The animals of the southern woodland decide to have a Christmas party and invite Santa to attend.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ten or eleven panels on most pages. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Recitation (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
small boy
Synopsis
A small boy gets ready to recite his part in a Christmas pageant.

Indexer Notes

Poem and illustrations. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Christmas In Norway (Table of Contents: 4)

Ole & Olga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Ole Olsen; Olga Olsen; Sigurd; Sigred
Synopsis
Ole and Olga make Christmas presents for their poor friends Sigurd and Sigred. Mr. Olsen dresses like Santa and delivers the presents on skis.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

The First Nowell (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
[Traditional Christmas song]
Pencils
Arthur Jameson
Inks
Arthur Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mary, the Christ child; Sheperds; The Three Kings

Indexer Notes

Lyrics, sheet music, and illustrations from "The First Nowell" Christmas carol. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

A Gift From Santa (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Zansky ?; Dan Noonan ?
Inks
Louis Zansky ?; Dan Noonan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; historical
Characters
Santa Claus; John Hammond
Synopsis
Orphan John Hammond is a stable boy in old England, who lives a hard life with a harsh master. Santa stops at the stable to feed and water his reindeer. Santa takes the boy to live with a loving family.

Indexer Notes

Dan Noonan art credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Carolers (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Synopsis
An elf, a mouse, and a grasshopper go caroling. They are joined by a frog, who can't sing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white; pantomime story. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Toy Trouble (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
children
Synopsis
A puppy is startled by a jack-in-the-box.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Santa Claus Funnies
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [There's a Santa at the schoolhouse,...]
  3. 2. Christmas Comes to the Wood Land
  4. 3. Recitation
  5. 4. Christmas In Norway
    Ole & Olga
  6. 5. The First Nowell
  7. 6. A Gift From Santa
  8. 7. The Carolers
  9. 8. Toy Trouble
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