Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New Comic Limericks Illustrations by Louis Marak

Here are a few good/bad/indifferent limericks by Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Charles Barsotti, Dean Walley and others from NEW COMIC LIMERICKS. The small gift book was edited by Ivanette Dennis, with illustrations by Louis Marak and is copyright 1967 by Hallmark Cards, Incorporated, Kansas City, MO.

I am going to go out on a limb and guess that Marak was hired to emulate the popular Hallmark style of Paul Coker, Jr. When I first picked this book up I thought it was Coker's work. Regardless, it was a surprise to find out that cartoonist Charles Barsotti was also a limerick writer! All of these men worked for Hallmark during the 1960s.


Paul Coker Draws 89 YEARS IN A SAND TRAP by Fred Beck

Paul Coker, Jr. 1967 Travelodge Art

GREETINGS, DEARIE! Paul Coker, Jr. and Greeting Cards

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