TALKING KOMICS, Chirpy Cricket, 1948 Komic book and Plastic Record. Belda Talking Comics – Belda Publishing Co. Pasadena Ca. 1947/48. #103. This set includes a comic book, a 78 RPM record and the original sleeve. This rare series had a similar concept to Capitol and RCA read-along albums except rather than the storybook being part of the album, the young listener received a separate comic book to follow as the record played. A total of eight Talking Komics titles were released. Chirpy Cricket features the voice of Daws Butler, whose long list of cartoon characters include Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Wally Gator and Elroy Jetson. Komic is by Frank Bonham and Mel Millar.