I ran across this publication in Sydney. Actually, in the Kings Cross area. Great bookshop with a fine selection of all sorts of reading material. Some of it even suitable for this blog.
Ken Maynard joined the Victorian Police Force around 1950 or so. Many of his cartoons feature rural police. As his fame as a cartoonist grew, he moved into full time cartooning. He eventually became a staple of the Australasian Post. I guess they were famous for their covers. Sadly, neither the magazine nor Ken Maynard is still around.
The Ettamogah Pub cartoons became so famous, (Ettamogah is an aboriginal word meaning “a place of good drink”) that there are now actual Ettamogah Pubs in Australia.
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I like the detail of the drawings. Note the descriptions of the various headlights on the semi.
I understand that Ken Maynard did not smoke, and he did not like it. So, it is the dogs in the strip who smoke.
I don’t know the status of Ken Maynard cartoons. If you know, or if you come across any of his cartoons floating around the net, I would appreciate knowing where they live.