Howie Post passed away May 21st at the age of 83. From then to now comic blogs have been filled with tributes and memories of his work and person. It's not going to be me who tells you the Post's importance in the comic book history, among the other things, because they do much better:
John K. Stuff
The Fabuleous Fifties
The Big Blog of Kids' Comics
Of course, I'm joining in with a little contribution, mostly because Post was lately present in my mind. The second story I bring here belongs to Hot Stuff, the Little Devil #19 (1960).
There's no credits about the author of this story, but I assume Post is behind it since he was the main artist of the series and did a majority of the stories, and because he probably created Little Hot Stuff, despite it's officially attributed to Alfred Harvey.
Besides, there's two strong reasons why I've selected this story and not other. The first one is because I really like it, of course.
The other one is because, as I was reading, I couldn't stop imagining that the little devil was, in fact, Howie Post himself in search of a good place to have a quite snooze, whereas we, the readers, were the animals that don't give him a moment's peace. Guys like Post simply made life a little bit more comfortable.
There's no other reason for the first story that it's just amazing in all sense. A kid comic gem indeed.