Saturday, 28 November 2009
THE FIRST KNOWN PRINT APPEARANCES OF THE BIG BAD WOLF IN TURKEY (1937-38)
The earliest known appearance of the Big Bad Wolf in a Turkish publication was in the serialization of the illustrated story adaptation of the Three Little Wolves (1936) cartoon short in the children's suplement of the Ulus newspaper in 1937. However, of the illustratios in this four-part story, he appears only in one, in the first part in no. 5, dated Dec. 11st, 1937 -and he is in drag in there!
Next, what appears to be a rendering of the Big Bad Wolf by an unknown Turkish illustrator was printed in the cover page of no. 23, dated Apr. 23rd, 1938, along with several other Disney characters:
In the central pages of the same issue, another figure of the Big Bad Wolf appears (again alongside other Disney characters):
Proper comics featuring the Big Bad Wolf would begin to be reprinted in Turkish comics magazines only in early 1950s.