Cindy

I put a lot of thought into creating an excuse for posting this image. She is, after-all, speaking on what appears to be a Western ElectricCindy Comic #37 302, so surely I could spin a telephone-related story around it. Well, I’ve given up, and chosen to present this illustration for what it is: a stunning example of comic-cheesecake-telephone art. Yea, that’s it!!!
Our young lady, Cindy’s the name, is shown here as seen on the cover of her own self-titled comic book. First published by Marvel Comics in 1947, this cover art is from issue #37, which I believe is from November of 1949. Cindy Comics represents what are sometimes called “good girl” comics, a genre that was similar to romance comics. Apparently “good girls” can wear clothes 2 sizes too small and tease the bejesus out of the neighborhood boys, but must not be criminals, as that would throw them into the “bad girl” category. As I understand it, Cindy was originally called Kooky Komics, and was renamed Cindy Smith Comics a couple of issues following this one. Boy, I sure went off topic this time…