Friday, January 09, 2009

Caroline Kennedy Comics


Cartoons about Caroline Kennedy? Yes, there's a bookful of them. Here are some samples from an early 1960s Fawcett paperback titled CAROLINE, via Stupid Comics.

The art is by Frank Johnson, who was part of the Comicana team of cartoonists who worked with Mort Walker.

H/t to Comics Reporter.

7 comments:

Nick Fechter said...

Dear Mike:

I'm very impressed by your cartoons and envious of your talent. I'm also a sixteen-year-old student who has recently been given permission to publish my own comic strip in my school newspaper. This lead me to consider becoming a cartoonist when I grow older, so I was hopeing you could give me some artistic advice. You can view my work here:

http://nevilleandcompanycomics.blogspot.com/

Please feel free to look at them and offer any advice you could give, it would be much appreciated. You can contact me here:

nick_fechter@yahoo.com

Your Fan,
Nick Fechter

Mark Anderson said...

That, uh, is some neat stuff! I, yuh, had no idear.

Mike said...

And then there was the novelty song:

My Daddy's the President
What does your daddy do?
I live in a big white house
on Pennsylvania Avenue ...

It's even on YouTube as awful as ever. (I was 11 -- we made up different lyrics to songs like this one.)

It's worth remembering that even the gentle "First Family" album was considered somewhat tacky. Good grief, imagine if they'd seen Saturday Night Live!

Brian Codagnone said...

Why is Harry Truman ominously in the shadows like that? It looks kind of creepy...

Ger Apeldoorn said...

More!

Barry said...

Hi; I'm trying to locate/contact the "original" Frank Johnson, who by now would be near 80. His half brother, George Rundecker and I were best friends in hI SCHOOL and thereafter (in fact, George was best man at my wedding). After George passed away about 30+ years ago, I lost contact with Frank. If he's still out there, I would like to hear from him.

Barry Brandt said...

Hi; I'm trying to locate/contact the "original" Frank Johnson, who by now would be near 80. His half brother, George Rundecker and I were best friends in hI SCHOOL and thereafter (in fact, George was best man at my wedding). After George passed away about 30+ years ago, I lost contact with Frank. If he's still out there, I would like to hear from him.