Friday, August 20, 2010
Here is part one of a selection of gag cartoons titled YOU'VE GOT ME – AND HOW! , edited by Lawrence Lariar and published by Dodd, Mead & Company. It's copyright 1955 by Mr. Lariar.
Virgil VIP Partch with the casual pain associated with marriage.
Some of these, like Currier's above, are simple sitcom put-downs. Mean and none too clever.
I saw Harrison's gag coming ...
Bo Brown with some excellent wavy linework.
From active to passive. Martin Giuffre reminds us that there was a time when people went out into the world, to their club, dressed in silly attire. Now we all stay in and watch a rerun of Jackie Gleason doing the above.
I like Kaufman's gags a lot.
George Wolfe with the clueless woman driver.
Tom Zib concedes marriage is a battlefield.
Pete Wyma, known for his girly cartoons, contributes a rather stale mother-in-law joke.
I like Henry Boltinoff's explanation here -- but it's still no way to treat a lady.
I like the moment that Clyde Lamb chose to depict: the moment just after the violent ripping of the paper from hubby's hands.
Bernhardt has a long gag line with a sweet putdown at the end that makes sense of the bitter marriage conceit that is the book's hallmark.
Cartoons signed "Corka" were the husband and wife team of John Cornin & Zena Kavin. More here.
Dam McCormick's cartoon did make me laugh.
I like that Burr Shafer chose to let the reader imagine the struggle between husband and wife.
Here are links to all of YOU'VE GOT ME – AND HOW!