Time for Frank and his Friend (1979 Ringer Publishing) $11.95 and Frank and his Friened - Special Collector's Edition Vol.1 $7.95 (2013 Ringer Publishing) by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley, Spaceman Jax comic book - Through the Mantagon Minefield (Pre-Orders $3.95) to be released on October 15 sneack preview at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 Time for Frank and his Friend by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - Curio & Co. Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com $11.95 Spaceman Jax comic book - Through the Mantagon Minefield - by Ringer Comics - Curio & Co. Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com $3.95 Frank and his Friend Collector's Edition - Vol.1 by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - Curio & Co.
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, Apr 14, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

What makes a TV personality?

Curio & Co. takes a look at what makes a TV personality different from other celebrities - retro photo of 1950s woman looking at a magazine with a vintage TV showing Art Linkletter's classic tv show Kids Say the Darndest Things. Curio and Co. OG. www.curioandco.com 

There are plenty of people famous for rather dubious talents on television, with “nice guy” perhaps the most dubious.

With the recent news that Stephen Colbert will be taking over when David Letterman retires next year, we’ve been thinking a lot about the backgrounds of TV celebrities. Although he started his career as a newscaster, Letterman caught the attention of the studios through his stand-up comedy. His successor Colbert also has a background in comedy, having got his big break with Chicago improve troop The Second City.

While most late night hosts share similar backgrounds, there are plenty of daytime hosts with more dubious histories. Some of them are journalists, certainly, but many blur the line between “famous on television” and simply being (thanks to reality TV) “famous for being on television.” Celebrity rosters filled with “reality stars” is kind of a recent phenomenon, but television (and radio before that) has always given us celebrities we didn’t quite know how to categorize –...


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Spaceman Jax - Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961 - pin with bronze finish in package  - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961

Spaceman Jax

Are you an official Space Cadet? For a period in the early 1960s, Spaceman Jax was part of a balanced...

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, Apr 07, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Rooty Toots Candy

Curio & Co. looks at why kids love obnoxious candy, and some of the worst vintage candy offenders. Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com.

For parents, experiences with sweet candy can tour sour pretty fast.

Candy companies seem to be especially out to get parents. It’s bad enough that they get kids sugared up to the point that they’re practically bouncing off the walls, but some of the stuff is just downright obnoxious. Gummy worms. Gummy boogers. Gummy earthworms in a chocolate ‘dirt cup.’ Yuck.

The stuff I ate as a kid was just as bad, and some of it I probably liked only because my parents thought it was gross – after all, as Shakespeare might have said, “a gummy candy in any other shape would taste the same.” Parents were always trying to serve us food that we thought was disgusting: broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts. It was fun to...

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Finding Frank and His Friend - curioandco.com

Finding Frank and his Friend

Previously unpublished works by Clarence 'Otis' Dooley

It was easy to love Frank and his Friend, with its ice cream smudged logic and playful escapism. The characters charmed their way into our hearts and influenced countless cartoonists. These 52 never-before-seen images provide a glimpse into the development of one of the most enduring comics and allow us to meet Frank and his Friend all over again. 

The images, dating from the comic’s early years, were lost after Dooley’s untimely death in 1984.  These drawings and illustrations, seen for the first time in over 30 years, reveal much of the journey Dooley took in creating our favorite...

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OJ Nectar

Oberpfaffendorfer

The first thing you want to do when you move in to a new place is get something up on the walls. You’ll feel at home that way with something cheerful to look at, and it will make the colossal...

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, Mar 31, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Classic films or old films?

Curio & Co. looks at how classic films can continue to appeal to new generations. Curio and Co. www.curioandco.com

Will future generations be able to watch black and white films at all?

It’s interesting to go back through film history and see how the art form has changed with the development of new genres and technological advancements bring about new ways of making and watching films.

One of the most noticeable differences about the way films were made in the past seems to be the pacing. Some stories – as fascinating as the plot might be – are just too slow for today’s tastes. Do we simply not have the patience that...

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Bunchy - They All Want... Bunchy - Illustrated vintage magazine ad of open Bunchy Cola, multiple bottle caps and bottle opener (circa 1950's) - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

They All Want... Bunchy

Bunchy

When my Mom was little, they kept all of their Bunchy bottle caps in an old coffee can. They used them for checkers and poker and hundreds of rainy day projects. At some point, they had to expand the collection...

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Cudworth-Hooper - Gadabout TM-1050 Time Machine Manual - Vintage user's manual for time travel machine (circa 1950's) - mid century design - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Gadabout TM-1050 Time Machine Manual

Cudworth-Hooper

“There’s no time like the present,” goes the old expression.  And with a time machine, all times can be the present! This instruction book, the Cudworth-Hooper Owner’s Manual: Operation and Maintenance for the Gadabout TM 1050, is truly one-of-a-kind. According...

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Spaceman Jax - “One Starry Day” -  Jim Dewicky - animation production drawing - Jax run - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

“One Starry Day”

Spaceman Jax

This original production drawing by Jim Dewicky is from the season two episode “One Starry Day”. This rare piece of production artwork is stamped with the PUD Film company logo and an archival number from the Archival Department of PUD...

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, Mar 25, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Brought to you by Sunnington Morn

Where would Saturday morning cartoons be without cereal manufacturers?

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, Mar 13, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Ringer Comics

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, Mar 03, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

When it’s okay to miss the mark

Bloopers prove that the best part of something might be the mistakes.

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, Feb 24, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Fan Club Fanatic

Are you in or are you out?