Tuesday, September 25, 2018

See You Soon

Hey, have a great week. I'll be away from the blog for a short time. Please poke around here and look at some of the previous 6,000+ entries if you like. See you soon I hope.

Monday, September 24, 2018

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Gag Cartoon Random Favorites

I'm handing over the blog to Dick Buchanan today. He's, once again, kindly scanned in some personal favorite gag cartoons. I'm glad Dick shares his toys! Some wonderful cartoons here, and I am thankful that we can see some of these vintage single panel cartoons. Take it away, Dick!




Here once again is a collection of gag cartoons from the era of the great magazines, created by some of the best cartoonists of their time.  These are some of the better mid-century cartoons recently added to Cartoon Clip File—as always,presented here to amuse one and all.

1. BOB MOORE.  Liberty July 13, 1946. 

2.  JACK BONESTELL.  Cartoon Capers June, 1968.

3.  JIM WHITING.  The Saturday Evening Post November 4, 1950.

 4.  AL ROSS.  1000 Jokes Magazine April-June, 1963.

5.  GEORGE LICHTY.  The Saturday Evening Post November 29, 1947.

6.  JOHN DEMPSEY  1000 Jokes Magazine Dec ’63-Feb.1964.

7.  CHON DAY.  The Saturday Evening Post October 23, 1943.

8.  JOHN GALLAGHER.  Here! March, 1952.

9.  REAMER KELLER.  1000 Jokes Magazine August-October, 1954.

10.  MORT WALKER. The Saturday Evening Post January 15, 1949.

11.  ERNEST MARQUEZ.  Here! November, 1951.

12.  LEW FOLLETTE.  American Legion Magazine March, 1947.

13.  JEFF KEATE.  Collier’s April 5, 1947.

14.  IRWIN CAPLAN.  Collier’s October 19, 1946.

15.  GAHAN WILSON. 1000 Jokes Magazine Dec ’63-Feb 1964.   

Thursday, September 20, 2018

NYC: Cartoonists Drawing on the Walls at the Overlook Lounge

Three times, cartoonists have gotten together and drawn on the walls of the Overlook Lounge in Manhattan. Once in 1976, again in 2005 and a third time, just last week, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. I helped put together the 2005 event, with the Daily News' Bill Gallo. This time around, Ed Steckley gathered up cartoonists from the worlds of syndicated comics, editorial cartoons and The New Yorker. Here are a few photos.

Arnold Roth hard at work. His wife, Caroline, provides some extra light.

Marc Bilgrey, Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell and myself. 

Maria Scrivan, Peter Kuper and Ray Alma.

Artists at work. The boards will later be affixed to the walls.

Brian Walker draws.

A Joe Wos maze, next to drawings by Marc Bilgrey and Hilary Campbell.

My contribution; a cartoon that originally appeared in Playboy:

Sam Viviano:

Brian Walker and Patrick McDonnell:

Ed Steckley:

The 1976 wall -- or, a portion of it. Spider-Man by Gil Kane.

Howard Beckerman:

Peter Kuper's Spy Vs. Spy:

Patrick McDonnell's Mutts:

The agony of the blank page:

Marc Bilgrey:

A portion of the 2005 cartoon wall:

Arnold Roth:

The talented hands of Andy Eng: