THE FIRST ISSUE!
“Wait a minit, Abner, wait jest a MIN-U-ET!”
Why are we starting over? Well, some of you may recall the sudden loss of the National Lum and Abner Society website in early 2020. The former provider, without warning, ended support of the program we’d used since 2007, and in doing so caused all archived pages to vanish. We severed ties with that company because we were told we couldn’t restore the pages as they were. So, now the Lum and Abner Comic Strip site is hosting The National Lum and Abner Society. Recently requests for the “lost” issues of The Jot ‘Em Down Journal came in from newer subscribers, so we’ll be presenting those again, one each Saturday, until all issues are available again. Soon we will offer an overall archive page for all the volumes!
And now… let’s see what’s going on down in Pine Ridge. Well…
The first issue includes 2020 annotations to explain various differences, since this one was reproduced on a photocopy machine! You’ll notice how crude our early issues were in comparison with later releases! Please remember, this was years before digital technology and desktop publishing became available to us! You will see more than one version of a few of the pages.
FREE! Lum and Abner fans: The Jot ‘Em Down Journal #1, July-August 1984, is available again to read (PDF) and/or hear (MP3)!
Cover: “Gala Premiere Issue!”
“Howdy, Ever’body!” by Donnie Pitchford.
“Lum and Abner, Their Ancestors and Descendants” Part 1 by Tim Hollis.
“Lum and Abner in the News” “Amid the Native Corn” from the October 6, 1947 issue of Newsweek.
“Lum and Abner Want You!” by Tim Hollis.
The Jot ‘Em Down Journal was edited by Tim Hollis.
The Audio Journal was read by Donnie Pitchford.
The Jot ‘Em Down Journal is a production of
The National Lum and Abner Society.
“Lum and Abner” is a registered trademark, used by permission of the Estate of Chester H. Lauck Jr.