Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who Drew This?


Jeffrey Meyer on his Goofbutton blog asks who drew these wonderful 1950s cartoon illustrations from Handyman magazine. Go see.

Related: A TCJ message board thread all about this.

H/t Journalista!

9 comments:

Jeffrey Meyer said...

Thanks Mike! Hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this...

Brian Fies said...

Man, that style looks so familiar. I don't have a ton of books and such to research the question, but it's going to bug me all day.

John Sheppard said...

I think it looks like rasscally Roy Doty's work.

John Sheppard said...

or more like RASCALLY Roy ...

Leif Peng said...

Nope, its not Roy either.

Mike Lynch said...

Received the below email from Roy Doty this morning:

"Not sure who drew that spot. Lowell Hess sounds like a good guess. It was way before my days at Handyman."

Jeffrey Meyer said...

Thanks for contacting Roy, Mike.

Jay Lynch has left a tantalizing comment at the post about who it might be: He suggests a Chicago illustrator named Don Margules. I'm not familiar with his work -- anyone?

Leif Peng said...

I guarantee its not Lowell.

Jeffrey Meyer said...

More info from Franc L Roggeri's son:

http://www.goofbutton.com/2009/03/handyman_magazines_400_quick_a.html