Ken Landau

Gismo (Full Page)



Gismo was by far one of his favorite comic strips. He came up with this idea when he was only 15 years old on the way to the beach, in an old convertible ford with his best friend Bill. He loved the idea of having a teenager being the main character. The jokes and the real life funny, situation possibilities were endless. This comic strip was so good, that Columbia Pictures signed a contract with Ken. But as things sometimes happened back in those days, it never was syndicated. This is probably one of my favorite comics my dad did. I always thought it was so clever and cute and matter-of-fact. I never understood why this one didn't make it huge.