Friday, March 20, 2009

Jack Tippit Gag Panels for Cartoonists


Eli Stein scans some cartoons from late 1950s newsletters (part one, part two). These aren't just any newsletters. These are monthly gag cartooning industry newsletters, with insider gag cartoons by Jack Tippit, Bob Barnes, Stan Hunt and others.

Gurney Williams, the Look Magazine cartoon editor, circulated his “Memos from Gurney Williams” one Wednesday a month to the cartoonists who came in to sell their work.

This is part of Eli's series about "look day;" every Wednesday, back in the 1950s and 60s, dozens of gag cartoonists would arrive in Midtown Manhattan to visit the markets in person.

Eli starts his series here.

6 comments:

Nick Fechter said...

These are great, especially the first one!

Mark Anderson said...

Oh baby, this is a gold mine! Thanks for posting it!

John Sheppard said...

Just great stuff!

Mike Lynch said...

Yes, my thanks to Eli Stein for sawing these and scanning them in.

Eli Stein said...

And my thanks back to you, Mike!

Royston Robertson said...

As a cartooning father of two, I can really relate to that first one!