SOOPER DOOPER

SOOPER DOOPER

A cartoon character called “Joe” and created by Les Gilpin appeared in Air Force Review, February 1941. It seems to be the first incarnation of “Sooper Dooper.

Now called “Sooper Dooper” this character appeared in 3 Aces Comics published by  Anglo-American, and was initially credited to Jay McKellar (Jack Calder) and Les Gilpin. It is likely that Les created the character and illustrated it while Jack Calder wrote the stories. Later Jack dropped out and Gilpin took over the writing duties as well.

According to Ed Furness, “Sooper Dooper” was modeled on the movie actor and comedian Harry Langdon.

MEDIUM:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:                                                                          All published by Anglo-American Publishing Co. Ltd.

Content serial:

3 Aces Comics…: “Sooper Dooper, Mighty Man Of Yesterday…”, Contributors, Jay McKellar & Les Gilpin. Black & white.
1-2, January/February 1942: “Pitts His Wits Against Butch The Bat”: 53-63.

1-3, March 1942. No story.

1-5, May 1942: No story.

1-6, June 1942: 38-47.

1-8, September, 1942: 52-61.

1-9, October 1942: “Axes The Axis”: 42-51.

2-1, February 1943: 53-62.

2-2, March 1943: 53-62.

2-3, April 1943: “ The Great McCluskey Shows”: 53-62.

2-4, May 1943: 46-55.

3-3, April 1944: 48-47

3-6, July 1944: “ … and the Insanitary Professor Phoolizh’: 39-46: “

3-8, September 1944: 43-47.

“Sooper Dooper” disappeared from Three Aces.

Three Aces…” “Sooper Dooper” Contributors, unidentified. Colour (Sooper Dooper returned to 3 Aces as a single page cartoon).
V-52, May/June 1946: 32. V-52, May/June 1946: 48
Grand Slam Comics…: “Sooper Dooper…” Contributors, unidentified. Colour. (A single page cartoon.)
V-53, June/July 1946: “Part Time Waiter”: 16 & “ Artist’s Turn”: 31.

5-54, August/September 1946: “Letter Perfect”: 32 & “ Demon Reporter”: 47

5-55, October November 1946: No title: 48.

Robin Hood Comics…: “Sooper Dooper” Contributors, unidentified. Colour .(A single page cartoon.)
3-31, June/July 1946: 26.

3-32, Aug./Sept. 1946: 19

3-33, Oct./Nov. 1946: 14, 17, 32 & 47.

3-34, Dec.1946/Jan. 1947: “… and Clancy The Cop”: 48.

PERIODICAL TEXT ANTHOLOGY:

Content strip cartoon:

Air Force Review, February 1941: “Joe”. Car., Les Gilpin:24.

SOURCE:

Interview:

With Ed Furness.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE BY CARTOONIST\G\GILPIN Leslie Joe Air Force Review February 1941-24.jpg Air Force Review, February 1941:24.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON S\SOOPER DOOPER, 3 Aces, 1-6, June 1942, 45.jpg 3 Aces Comics, 1-6, June 1942: 45.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON S\SOOPER DOOPER, Three Aces, 1-8, Sept. 1942, 52.jpg Three Aces Comics, 1-8, Sept., 1942: 52.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON S\SOOPER DOOPER, Three Aces, 1-9, Oct. 1942, fc.jpg Three Aces Comics, 1-9, October 1942: Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON S\SOOPER DOOPER, Three Aces Comics 2-2, March 1941, fc.jpg An interesting cross over. Three Aces, 2-2, March 1943: Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON S\SOOPER DOOPER, Robun Hood Comics,3-31, JuneJuly 1946, 26.jpg Robin Hood Comics, 3-31 June/July 1946: 26.