For some reason I posted the page and then forgot to write anything to go with it. I’ve been answering emails and somehow my brain decided that meant I had written enough, I guess. XD
I got another Smurfs book in the mail today. It’s mostly Smurfette’s origin story. You can tell the writing is very old because it’s pretty sexist. It’s still a good story though. More or less the same as when they tell it in the cartoons. In fact, the cartoons are pretty faithful to these early comics. Way more faithful than most things are to their source materials anymore. i wonder if it was a condition of the licensing. In any event it’s neat to see how the style evolved over time.