I'll admit upfront "geevum" is a term I can't recall ever seeing until I recently ran across this forgotten work: The Geevum Girls. From what I gather after a few seconds of online research, the term has something to do with giving your best. How this relates to the strip at hand, I'm not exactly sure. What we have here is a typical, light domestic comedy of the era centered around two sisters. I've been looking for names, but Miss Geevum is the only one I've seen and used for either. One sister is drawn in a rubbery, cartoony style (think Olive Oyl), while the other has more of the glamorous look of an illustration. Supporting characters include the diminutive Joe Gazinkus who is desired by one sister, but not-so-secretly in love with the other and Uncle Ed & Little Nell, a couple of relatives who are perhaps a bit too rough around the edges for the sisters' liking. Tim Early is a name I have not seen attached to a strip before, anyone familiar with his work? Does he have other features to his credit?
By Tim Early