When I went to index Dell's early-Sixties Felix the Cat for myself, I figured I'd differentiate the artists by "Felix artist 1," "Felix artist 2," and so on. One I gave a more descriptive identification: "Mendelsohn-like," since the simplicity somehow reminded me of the deliberately childlike style he affected on "Jacky's Diary."
But as I was looking at the stories' art, I realized that I recognized the writing on a run of three issues that included the "Mendelsohn-like" artist's work. I'd seen it on the earlier Supermouse at Pines and the later Tippy Teen at Tower, which I knew from the Who's Who that Jack Mendelsohn had worked on. Bails and Ware also place him at Dell at the time. His website mentions the Dell issue of Miss Peach that he wrote and drew in a spot-on imitation of Mell Lazarus's style. As I found after "discovering" these Felix stories, the Who's Who has him writing the syndicated strip in 1948-52, and his site mentions Felix as one of his comic book credits.
Eventually I tied together the art styles between Jacky's Dairy and Felix, I think; note the cobblestones as well as the background buildings in the street scenes. I find that deliberately primitive art style on only two Felix stories, but it seems to me that other artists could have been working over Mendelsohn's layouts on other stories he wrote here; I think I see one of those artists on a later issue or two. I can't tell if he wrote any of the one-pagers in #2-4. These three are the only issues out of the twelve-issue run that he wrote; I'm still trying to see if I can ID anyone else on the strip at Dell.
Felix the Cat
written by Jack Mendelsohn
|Jan-Mar/63||2||Beaux and Arrows||a: Mendelsohn|
|You Must've Been a Beautiful Baby||a: Mendelsohn|
|Apr-Jun/||3||Fair Weather Enemies|
|You Auto Be in Pictures|
|Good Neighbor Policy|
|Jul-Sep/||4||The Vicious Cycle|
|Tale of a Fish|
|A Sample Assignment|
|There Auto Be a Law|
Felix the Cat backups
written by Mendelsohn
|Jan-Mar/63||2||Early to Bed [ROCK AND ROLLO]|
|Apr-Jun/||3||Spring Fever [PUSSYFOOT]|
|Jul-Sep/||4||A Moving Story [ROCK AND ROLLO]|