Monday, March 11, 2019

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Some Gahan Wilson Gag Cartoons 1955 - 1964



Gahan Wilson, the legendary macabre cartoonist for The New Yorker, National Lampoon, Playboy and many others, is not in good health. He has advanced dementia. His stepson, Paul Winters, has placed him in a memorycare facility, and visits every day. But the care is expensive. Paul has set up a GoFundMe to help pay the bills. Please consider giving.

Dick Buchanan has culled his tremendous clip file of great cartoons to come up with these vintage Gahan Wilson gems. Enjoy. And, thanks, Dick, for these wonderful gag cartoons.

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Here are some cartoons by the great cartoonist Gahan Wilson. Those who have taken the Cartoon Clip File Walking Tour of Greenwich Village Cartoonists know Mr. Wilson spent his struggling cartoonist years in the Village at 35 Bedford Street. Best known for his work in The New Yorker and Playboy, Gahan Wilson was one of many cartoonists who appeared in the pages of 1000 Jokes Magazine and its sister publication, For Laughing Out Loud.



1. For Laughing Out Loud October-December, 1963.




2. 1000 Jokes Magazine September-November, 1964.





3. 1000 Jokes Magazine March-May, 1964.




4. 1000 Jokes Magazine September-November, 1964.




"Aren't you a little young to be driving a cab?"


5. Collier’s March 4, 1955.




6. Collier’s January 6, 1956.




7. Collier’s October, 1956.

 


8. 1000 Jokes Magazine March-May, 1956.




"Frankly, I'm glad he's left us."


9. 1000 Jokes Magazine September-November, 1964.




11. For Laughing Out Loud October-December, 1963.



12. For Laughing Out Loud January-March, 1963