Friday, April 01, 2011

It took 4 years and the combined efforts of Jim Korkis, Paul F. Anderson, David Gerstein and myself. We finally have the answer to the Disney / Demolay comic-strips "mystery".

A total of 5 strips were created by Disney artist Fred Spencer for The Demolay Cordon. David Gerstein was able to visit the Mason Library in New York (where I had identified a complete collection of The Demolay Cordon) and checked every single issue of the newsletter from 1932 to 1935 finding only a total of 5 strips.

Those strips are being released by Paul F. Anderson at the moment and I have good hope that they will also appear this year in an official Disney book. This is another good day for Disney History :-)


Anonymous said...

Could you post an example of this mysterious comic strip?

Didier Ghez said...

Visit the Disney History Institute blog or do a quick search for "Demolay" on this blog and you will find two of them. The other ones will be posted soon on Paul F. Anderson's Disney History Institute.

ramapith said...

It's a good day... but it would have been better had more strips been done! Oh, well—congrats to all of us anyway.