Sergeant Pat of the Radio Patrol, newly created stories based on the American newspaper strip Radio Patrol. EDIT: I originally attributed this comic to Arthur Mather but after re-reading Kevin Patrick's interview with Mather I've realised this is more likely the work of Mather's predessors on Sergeant Pat, Yaroslav Horak or Andrea Bresciani.
I mentioned Kevin Patrick's Interview with Australian cartoonist Arthur Mather yesterday. Well worth a read for an insight into the era Mather was active in Australian comics. Over the next few days i'll be posting samples from Mather's career starting with a couple Captain Atom adventures.
I've often wondered if comics produced in landscape dimensions were primarily an Antipodean format, with many titles in Australia and New Zealand during the 1940's - 1950's published in oblong formats. In Australia Atlas Publications, Classics Illustrated, Eric Jolliffe's series for Pix, Elmsdale Publications and numerous others utilised this format. In New Zealand Lower Hutt publisher Feature Publications' early reprints of American newspaper strips had landscape interiors under portrait covers. Samples below are from Australian published Atlas Publications titles reprinting American and British newspaper strips alongside Australian creations Captain Atom and The Grey Domino.