Above: A 1945 photo of George McManus at a luncheon. Who is that man on the right? What luncheon? Where? What did they eat? What's in that big long pipe? All that is left to history.
This is part of a continuing series of photos of cartoonists from the 20th century in actual photos. Most of these are from newspaper archives. More links to even more photos are at the bottom of this entry.
Below: A 1966 photo of Ted Geisel/"Dr. Seuss" with what appear to be HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS storyboards pinned on the wall behind him.
Chip Sansom, who continues his Dad's BORN LOSER comic strip. Unsure of the date on this.
A 1936 original NBC publicity photo of cartoonist Robert Ripley for the radio show "Bakers Broadcast."
Digression: A little bit more about Ripley and his BELIEVE IT OR NOT radio series, which was on NBC, and then CBS and Mutual. This is from YouTuber A Room With a Past:
In April 1930, Ripley brought "Believe It or Not" to radio, the first of several series heard on NBC, CBS and the Mutual Broadcasting System. As noted by Ripley On Radio, Ripley's broadcasts varied in length from 1 -15 minutes to 30 minutes and aired in numerous different formats. When Ripley's 1930 debut on The Collier Hour brought a strong listener reaction, he was given a Monday night NBC series beginning April 14, 1930, followed by a 1931–32 series airing twice a week. After his strange stories were dramatized on NBC's Saturday Party, Ripley was the host of The Baker's Broadcast from 1935 to 1937. He was scheduled in several different 1937–38 NBC timeslots and then took to the road with popular remote broadcasts. See America First with Bob Ripley (1939–40) on CBS expanded geographically into See All the Americas, a 1942 program with Latin music. In 1944, he was heard five nights a week on Mutual in shows with an emphasis on WWII. Romance, Rhythm and Ripley aired on CBS in 1945, followed by Pages from Robert L. Ripley's Radio Scrapbook (1947–48). Robert Ripley is known for several radio firsts. He was the first to broadcast nationwide on a radio network from mid-ocean, and he also participated in the first broadcast from Buenos Aires to New York. Assisted by a corps of translators, he was the first to broadcast to every nation in the world simultaneously.
OK, below is the one and only Al Capp from 1965. That's Joe Payton, who was retiring as CPA president. Joe seems to be enjoying Al's remarks.
Garry Trudeau from 1972:
Charles Schulz, 1963:
Art Spiegelman, 2002:
George Du Maurier circa 1890. Photo by Walery:
1952: The comedy team of Olsen and Johnson, American mezzo-soprano opera singer/actress Gladys Swarthout, cartoonist George McManus, and humor columnist Bugs Baer:
The back of the photo:
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