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Xmas Greetings – 1939 King Features

Holiday greetings from a 1939 King Features Syndicate Christmas card set.

The following are holiday greetings from a 1939 King Features Syndicate Christmas card set.

The artist is listed in the caption if known. If you think I’m mistaken regarding the artist, please drop me a line in the comments section below. Thanks!


Popeye – probably drawn by Tom Sims or Bela Zaboly.

Seein’ Stars by Fred (“Feg”) Murray.

The Phantom by Ray Moore, written by Lee Falk.

Mandrake the Magician by Phil Davis, written by Lee Falk.

The Little King by Otto Soglow.

Just Kids by August Daniel Carter.

The Katzenjammer Kids by Harold Knerr.

 Santa Claus by Louis Biedermann 

Krazy Kat by George Herriman.

Tim Tyler’s Luck by Lymann Young.

Mickey Mouse by Floyd Gottfredson.

The Lone Ranger by Charles Flanders.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith by Billy DeBeck.

Art by Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon).

Prince Valiant by Hal Foster.

For Part 2 click on the following link.
Xmas Greetings – 1939 King Features Part 2

By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

4 replies on “Xmas Greetings – 1939 King Features”

The TIM TYLER’S LUCK piece signed by Lyman Young is probably by his “ghost” Nat Edson. Edson worked with Young for many years and also drew the Standard TIM TYLER comic books in the 40s.

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