Thursday, March 15, 2018

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Favorite 50s Gag Cartoons 1950 - 1959

My friend Dick Buchanan has pulled some of his all-time favorite magazine gag cartoons for you today.  What can I say? He has very good taste. Thee are all from the post war "golden age" of single panel cartoons. As Dick notes, by the 1960s, a lot of magazines went out of business or cut back in general on their art.

Oh, take a moment to peek at some of his other terrific contributions by clicking a link below. There are a lot of gag cartoons to see!

Take it away, Dick ....

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FAVORITE FIFTIES GAG CARTOONS



1950 – 1959



Here are some cartoons from the 1950’s,from a few of the cartoonists who were regulars in the major magazines of that era. Some magazines began to fold in the fifties, most notably Liberty and Collier’s--it was the beginning of the end for many other magazines that failed to survive the 1960’s.



Return with us now to the 1950’s . . .



1. JOHN BAILEY. The Saturday Evening Post October 17, 1953.


 

2. CHON DAY. The Saturday Evening Post April 27, 1957.





3. PERRY BARLOW. Look Magazine December 13, 1953.

 


4. DON KOERNER. True Magazine June 1951.



5. GEORGE DAVIS. The Saturday Evening Post March 19, 1955.



6. JOHN ALBANO. The Saturday Evening Post April 27, 1957.



7. HANK KETCHAM. True Magazine June 1951.



8. RAY HELLE. The Saturday Evening Post February 11, 1950.



9. A.S. (Andy) HABBICK. Cavalier February 1958.



10. JOHN GALLAGHER. Collier’s March 4, 1955.



11. GAHAN WILSON. Collier’s August 3, 1956.



12. JOHN DEMPSEY. Look Magazine February 17, 1959.



13. HARRY LYONS. The Saturday Evening Post December 15, 1956.
 




14. NED HILTON. Collier’s December 2, 1950.




15. VIRGIL PARTCH. Collier’s February 11, 1950.  







More gag cartoons from the Dick Buchanan collection:



From the Dich Buchanan Files: Wordless, No-Caption Sight Gag Cartoons 1938 - 1970


From the Dick Buchanan Files: William Steig Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1965

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Favorite Gag Cartoons 1947 - 1958

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Hank Ketcham Gag Cartoons 1944 – 1952

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Hank Ketcham Roughs

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Holiday and Winter Cartoons 1948 - 1960

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: More Cops and Robbers Gag Cartoons 1947 - 1968

Dick Buchanan's Favorite Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1964

From the Dick Buchanan Files: More 1960s Cartoons from PUNCH

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Virgil Parch Part One; VIP in the 1940s

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Virgil Parch Part Two; VIP in the 1950s

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Even More Color Cartoons 1940 - 1956

From the Dick Buchanan Files: "Captions? Who Needs 'Em?" Wordless Gag Cartoons 1947 – 1970

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Orlando Busino Gag Cartoons 1956 - 1966

From the Dick Buchanan Files: CARTOONYFELLERS’ DIGEST, "a 1955 rag for cartoonists by cartoonists"

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Magazine Cartoons from Life and Judge 1931 - 38

From the Dick Buchanan Files: June 1953 Cartoonist's Market Newsletter

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: More Mid-Century Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1964

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Color Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1956

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Cops and Robbers Gag Cartoons 1945 - 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Gahan Wilson: Early Gag Cartoons 1954 - 1964

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Inkyfellers' Gagzette

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: The Years of Al Ross - 1947 – 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: New Yorker Cartoonists Abroad 1966-1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1945 - 1962

From the Dick Buchanan Files: "How I Create Humor" from 1950s - 60s Gag Cartoon Insider Journal "The Information Guide"

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

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Funny Vintage Magazine Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1963

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Wordless Gag Cartoons 1944-1964

1953 George Booth Drawings for American Legion Magazine

Dick Buchanan: Winter/Christmas/Holiday Gag Cartoons 1940s-60s

Dick Buchanan: Some PUNCH Magazine Cartoons 1948-1963

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1946-64

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1947-62

Dick Buchanan: Some Favorite Magazine Gag Cartoons 1940-60s

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1931-64

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