On this 4th of July, I present a curious moment in Little Lulu history. Here's a story from issue 92 that's clearly not drawn by any of the usual suspects: Irv Tripp, Lloyd White or Stanley himself.
I'm just wondering out loud: could this be illustrated by Bill Williams?
Despite an excellent "angry hawk" profile on the second panel of p.1, which looks much like Stanley's mid-1950s Lulu artwork, this untitled story has some tendencies of Williams' cartooning style.
The rounded, sprightly lines and the "bounce" of the figures suggest Williams' hand to me--as does the aggression and vigor of movement. As in Williams' Dunc 'n' Loo and Kookie collaborations with Stanley, the figures here threaten to bound off the badly-printed (and scanned) pages.
I admit, it's odd that a cartoonist of Williams' caliber would do such a short piece--one that is buried in the middle of an otherwise standard issue of Lulu. The figures look a bit awkward, which suggests that the artist was new to drawing Marge's misshapen tots.
This might suggest another 11th hour rush job. I dunno. I'd like to know what you think.