Wednesday, November 07, 2012

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 4

Another sampling of gag cartoons from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. It was edited and is copyright 1959 by Lawrence Lariar, and published by Dodd, Mead.

Part one
Part two
Part three


Ger Apeldoorn said...

So how do a Cobean and a Mort Walker cartoon get into a 1959 book?

Mike Lynch said...

To elaborate Ger's point: Sam Cobean died in a car crash eight years before this book was published, and Mort Walker had left gag cartooning behind and was in his 9th year of producing his syndicated strip BEETLE BAILEY.

So, here you have two cartoonists who had both stopped doing gag cartoons -- and here they have their gag cartoons in a book. I don't know how it works, but I imagine that editor Lawrence Lariar kept files of cartoons for upcoming projects. Heck, I just got a request to from a new client for a cartoon of mine that's about 10 years old. When cartoons are printed, they get clipped and put on fridges and cubicles and get filed away.

Old cartoons (as evidenced by this blog and many others) live on!