Friday, February 24, 2017

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1950s Color Magazine Gag Cartoons

I am handing things over to Dick Buchanan, so he can show you some of the gag cartoons he's collected through the years. My sincere thanks to him contributing! Take it away, Dick!

Once again I have emerged from my tiny studio in New York’s scenic Greenwich Village with a handful of mid century gag cartoons to share. 

These cartoons are part of a collection which was painstakingly clipped from the pages of America’s great magazines, sorted haphazardly and then carefully stored away in poorly marked cardboard boxes for decades. 

This selection is from a folder labeled COLOR CARTOONS: 1950’s.


Just a few cartoons from some of the best cartoonists of the era.

1. STAN FINE. Collier’s. January 20, 1956




2. ED NOFZIGER. Back when animals were funnier than they are today, Ed Nofziger was the acknowledged creature cartooning master. Here’s a great example. The Saturday Evening Post. c. 1950’s





3. MARTIN LOWENSTEIN. American Magazine. December, 1952





4. JERRY MARCUS. Good job on a really old show biz gag. The Saturday Evening Post. January 13, 1951





5. MORT TEMES. Collier’s January 7, 1957




6. WALTER GOLDSTEIN. American Magazine. December, 1951





7. FRANK RIDGEWAY. Ridgeway’s comic strip Mr. Abernathy debuted in 1957. American Magazine. March, 1953





8. GREGORY d’ALESSIO. Mr. d’Alessio was a marvelous cartoonist, painter and longtime Art Students League faculty member. Collier’s. January 7, 1955





9. DICK CAVALLI. Collier’s. March 28, 1953








10. GAHAN WILSON. Collier’s. May 27, 1955






11. BARNEY TOBEY. Mr.Tobey did hundreds of cartoons for Colliers and a few covers as well. Collier’s. October 15, 1954




12. DANA FRADON. Collier’s. June 22, 1956




13. BOB SCHROETER. American Magazine. March, 1953




14. KATE OSANN. Kate Ossan’s fine panel Tizzy first appeared in Collier’s, later syndicated by NEA until 1970. Collier’s. January 20, 1956



15. GEORGE WOLFE. An old gag from an old master--note the label of the bottle on the bar. Popular with his peers, Wolfe’s career spanned nearly 50 years. He was NCS Gag Cartoonist of the Year in 1969, 1973, 1975 and 1976. Collier’s. June 20, 1953



More of Dick Buchanan's great gag cartoon collection:
Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Funny Vintage Magazine Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1963

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