|Little Annie Fanny as Morticia Addams|
Minor cartoon nudity ahead - Don't say I didn't tell you.
The artwork in Little Annie Fanny is remarkable to look at.
Roughed by Kurtzman then finished by Elder, often with help from the likes of Russ Heath, Al Jaffe or several other EC artists.
|Little Annie Fanny as Wondrous Woman|
The pages are just jammed with tiny visual one liners with panels sometimes having dozens of jokes per panel.
|Little Annie Fanny in a panel finished by the great Al Jaffee|
By the middle of the 60's Annie was just a working girl looking to get ahead in show business as an actress and model. With her not so useful manager Sid by her side, Annie found herself taking some jobs she might later regret.
|Little Annie Fanny for the Olympics|
Below are some of my very favorite panels in Annie, all from the period between 1966 and 1972
|The splashing splash panel, Little Annie Fanny|
|Was wholesome Annie Fanny ready for the Swinging 60's?|
Luckily though Annie could normally count on Daddy Bigbucks men Poonjab and the Wasp to rescue her when things got to weird.
|Daddy Bigbucks assistants, Poonjab and the Wasp, no realtion|
Annie gets ready for her date with Portnoy Alexander, while Portnoy gets ready for his date with Annie.
|Fantastic Kurtzman/Elder page 1967|
AS the 60's moved into the 70's, Annie found herself having to deal with situations far more complicated then keeping horny guys at bay. In one episode Annie found herself up against that scourge of American youth, yeas, I'm talking about....
|Ralphie warns Annie about the assassin of youth|
Ralphie, Annie's buddy and basically Goodman Beaver in a beard takes Annie to a parry where strange things are going on.
|Little Annie Fanny finds herself in the middle of the Hippie revolution|
The hippie era though was a great time for the art of Kurtzman and Elder, the panels just vibrate with life. Some of these panels are just a dream to behold.
|Another fantastic panel from Kurtzman and Elder|
|Annie and her friend Wanda visit a 60's clothing store|
Though it's safe to say from the panel below that Kurtzman really had no idea what the hell was going on and was reacting to the social changes going on around him like the aging ad man that he was.
|Kurtzman demonstrates why middle aged men in 1972 were better off not opening their mouth about feminism|
I do love this early 70's panel featuring the hapless Ralphie, reading an underground newspaper, with new materials provided by both Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton, both happy getting a chance to work with one of their mentors, Harvey Kurtzman,.
|R Crumb and Gilbert Shelton provided their own material to be used on this Kurtzman page.|
|The 70's were definitely getting strange for Annie|
I think Hef owns the copyright on Annie, but I'm not sure, either way, all ownership to whoever owns it.
Also you can get the Annie collections here and here.