Thursday, June 14, 2018

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Clyde Lamb Roughs 1946 - 65

Yesterday, Dick showed us all some great Clyde Lamb cartoons. Today, we go behind the scenes and look at some Clyde Lamb roughs.

Take it away, Dick!




1946 - 1965

Clyde Lamb was a self-taught artist and cartoonist who gained national attention in 1940’s when his gag cartoons began appearing in major magazines while he was serving two consecutive 25-year terms in the Indiana State Penitentiary. The resulting publicity led to his parole and a successful career as a gag cartoonist and artist.

Here is a batch of roughs by Clyde Lamb that have never been seen, except by the handful of cartoon editors who passed on these gags more than 70 years ago. The Cartoon Clip File asks the question “Would you pick any of these for your magazine?”

A tip of the Clip File hat to self-styled wit, Jerome Wrinkle, who furnished these roughs from his humor collection.

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