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was a fleet-fingered soul who could make his hand
shadows come to life in the blink of an eye. He'd just wave
his fingers in the air and his creation would take off.
for getting himself out of sticky situations. Not so
on cloudy days.
Actually, Andy tended to use lights and lamps when e'er
he could, and he frequently carried a torch with him
assist his "handiwork"...
The strip always ended with a panel detailing the handshadow
Andy had just performed, so us readers could have a
are the first three creations we saw Andy make:
The character design was squarely seventies. Trendy
sported a spectacular growth of lanky hair, bell-bottoms
a double-pocket shirt - like, groovy, Andy...
Actually, our Andy was a bit of rebel. In Krazy
#2, we see
him and a pal fishing in a private river without
a permit. Andy
creates a water-spouting elephant to drive off
and his gamekeeper so our youthful twosome can keep
fishing in peace - Tsk, tsk...
But how exactly did Andy aquire this incredible skill?
How come he could switch this magic power on and off
And why did it only seem to work when he created
that resembled things - I mean, why didn't he
lumpy, non-descript freaks from time to time?
a different kind of magic was at play here: Fleetway
Trivia Hounds may like to to note that the strip
reprinted some years after Krazy's demise in the pages