Thursday, June 01, 2017

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

My Greenwich Village friend Dick Buchanan has delved deep into his archive of old magazines to share some rare color cartoons for all of us to see.

Thanks and take it away, Dick!


Here are a few mid-century gag cartoons in color from 1946 to 1955.

1. WILLIAM STEIG. True Magazine. July,1949.

2. HARRY MACE. American Magazine. July, 1952.

3. GARRETT PRICE. Superb work by New Yorker cartoonist and cover artist. Collier’s. April 4, 1953.

4. WILLIAM VON REIGEN. Collier’s. May 23, 1953.

5. GEORGE WOLFE. Collier’s. July 18, 1953.

6. HENRY BOLTINOFF. Noted DC Comics artist, Boltinoff’s gag cartoons appeared in most major magazines. Collier’s. November 9, 1955.

7. GAHAN WILSON. Collier’s. July 8, 1955.

8. ED NOFZIGER. True Magazine. April 1946.

9. MICHAEL BERRY. Berry’s work appeared Esquire, Playboy, Collier’s. Collier’s. April 1, 1950.

10. ROBERT DAY. Collier’s. June 6, 1953.

11. STAN FINE. Collier’s. March 4, 1955.

12. STAN HUNT. American Magazine. December, 1952. 

13. REAMER KELLER. Keller was one of the most prolific cartoonists ever. His loose, casual style and solid gags kept him going for decades. Collier’s. April 1, 1950

14. KIRK. Kirk Stiles, best known for his work in “men’s interest” magazines, was also a magician. A Collier’s regular. Collier’s. July 18, 1953. 

15. STANLEY & JANICE BERENSTAIN. Collier’s. July 8, 1955.

More of Dick Buchanan's great gag cartoon collection:

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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