Thursday, October 07, 2010

LAUGH PARADE May 1969: Desert Island Gags

Above: the cover of LAUGH PARADE. The biker is whispering in her ear, "Honey, when you're with my friends, watch your language -- don't talk clean." The stunning thing to see is the casual placement of the swastika on the bike and his jacket.

Here are some desert island gags from LAUGH PARADE magazine, May 1969, Vol. 9 No. 3 issue. It was published by and copyright 1969 by Magazine Management Company, Inc.

"Shipwreck a cartoonist," the editor writes, "and he'll float a laugh."

Above: this one was my favorite. Hard to read the signature, but it looks like the cartoonist's name is Tann.

Above: a gag cartoon by Brad "Marmaduke" Anderson.


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I started my career in Laugh Parade and other similar publications in 1972. There were several magazines like this and they bought hundreds of cartoons every month. They only paid $10 to $15 per cartoon, but some guys sold them 20-30 cartoons per issue.

Randy Glasbergen