(March 1963)

Western, 1946 Series
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Price
0.00 FREE
Pages
20
On-sale Date
1963-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Chase Craig (editor); Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover are blank. Portions of the back cover may contain ads from various businesses that offered the book as a premium - or may be blank.
This issue has variants:

[Painting Elmer's Nose] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs paints Elmer's nose instead of an Easter egg.
Keywords
Easter; Easter basket; Easter eggs; painting; slow burn

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Stone Age Egg (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quit gwiping! It's your own fault for always sneaking aboard my archeological expeditions!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; striped dragon; the Clan Murrigawnigarrilawniger
Synopsis
On an arctic expedition, Bugs and Elmer find a huge frozen striped egg. While transporting the egg back home, it falls out of Elmer's plane and into the sea, where it drifts toward land and is claimed by two members of the Clan Murrigawnigarrilawniger. Bugs tricks them into returning it but, before our heroes can leave, the egg (now free of the arctic cold) hatches into a striped dragon.
Keywords
arctic; dragon; egg; far-off land

Indexer Notes

Three tiers per page. This story has rectangular dialogue balloons, in accordance with the “Early Gold Key style” that was in effect at this time at Western Publishing.

When creating what is certainly a contender for the longest non-hyphenated surname ever to appear in comics with "Murrigawnigarrilawniger", writer Don R. Christensen appears to have thrown in everything but the proverbial kitchen sink - including the three letters "arr". Don would often refer to himself in writing as "Don Arr Christensen" (or just "Don Arr") to differentiate himself from whom he said were two other "Don Christensens" who also worked in animation. (Per 1990s conversation with Joe Torcivia)

Bugs the Easter Bunny (Table of Contents: 3)

Bugs Bunny / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let Bugs be your Easter Bunny this year.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
How to make a Bugs Bunny Easter egg holder.
Keywords
arts and crafts

Bugs Bunny's Easter Egg Hunt (Table of Contents: 4)

Bugs Bunny / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To play Bugs Bunny's Easter Egg Hunt Game, you will need a large flat button, with the sides numbered "1" and "2" and smaller, different colored buttons for "men".
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Advance your button ("man") through a trail of Easter eggs, following different instructions along the way, until you reach the "Happy Easter" egg at the end of the trail.
Keywords
board game

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[Easter Egg-Heads] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Abranz
Inks
Fred Abranz
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Heads of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd on Easter eggs.
Keywords
Easter eggs

Indexer Notes

Illustration shares back cover space with logo and ad copy for whichever firm is distributing the issue as a giveaway premium. Illustration comprises top third of page, lower two thirds can be blank if no named sponsor.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Painting Elmer's Nose]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Stone Age Egg
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Bugs the Easter Bunny
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. Bugs Bunny's Easter Egg Hunt
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [Easter Egg-Heads]
    Bugs Bunny
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)