Monday, September 30, 2019

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 2

Above cartoon by Irvin (Arvid) Hagglund.

Here are some gag cartoons, fresh from 1959, culled from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Published by Dodd, Mead, it was edited and copyright that year by Lawrence Lariar.


Part one
Part two
Part three
Part four
Part five 
Part six
Brad Anderson:

John Norment:

Bob Barnes:

Dave Gerard:

Irvin (Arvid) Hagglund:

Glenn Bernhardt:

Joseph Farris:

John Dempsey:

Jack Tippit:

Jeff Monahan:

Walter Goldstein:

Harry Mace:

Bob Schroeter:

Stan Fine:

Charles Pearson:

Stan Fine:

Edwin Lepper:

Bob Barnes:

Edwin Lepper:

Want more? Part one is here.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Gary Larson's THE FAR SIDE Returning

Gary Larson's Universal Press Syndicate panel "The Far Side," which originally ran from 1980 to 1995, is coming back.

Mr. Larson has posted the above graphic to his Far Side site.

Uncommon, unreal, and (soon to be) unfrozen.
A new online era of The Far Side is coming! 

No further information about when and how the surrealistic comedy panel, which won National Cartoonists Society awards for Best Panel as well as the Reuben Award, will return.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 1

Above cartoon by Harry Mace.

There is nothing like a teenager. You know teenagers. Ha ha. They hog the phone, they date, they listen to their 45s, they hang out at the malt shop. And none of them have heard of an iPhone ... at least that's the way things were in the gag cartoon book TEENSVILLE U.S.A., which is copyright 1959 by that prolific gag cartoon collection editor Lawrence Lariar. Here are some cartoons from that dusty tome.


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Part two
Part three
Part four
Part five 
Part six

Betty Swords.


Bill Harrison.

Bob Barnes.

John Norment.

Charles Pearson.

Brad Anderson.

Bob Schroeter.

David Pascal.

Don Tobin.

Kate Osann.

Roy Fox.

My thanks to my friend Adrian Sinnott for his copy of  TEENSVILLE U.S.A.

-- Edited from a September 5, 2012 blog entry.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Gag Cartoons 1948 - 1970

Dick Buchanan has a huge collection of vintage gag cartoons from the 20th century that he has shared with us over the years. You've seen so many of them here: wordless gag cartoons, cops and robbers gag cartoons, cartoons from the old Life and Judge magazines and much more.

Today, he shares some unclassified ones that have yet to be neatly filed away in his NYC apartment. Thanks and take it away, Dick:

(1948 – 1970)

Each and every week more gag cartoons are clipped in filed in the Cartoon Clip File, located somewhere in New York’s Greenwich Village. Some of these cartoons resonate right away. So, rather than filing them, which is a loathsome chore best postponed anyway, they are put aside. That simply means they are tossed on in a smaller pile of clippings on our cluttered desk. Today we take a few of these cartoons to share . . . and file later.

1. JACK TYRELL. American Legion Magazine November, 1948.

2. ENIF. Stan Fine sometimes signed cartoons for “men’s interest” magazines ENIF, which is Fine spelled backwards. Cartoons & Gags February, 1962.

3. BORIS DRUCKER. The Saturday Post May 7, 1949.

4. CHARLES RODRIGUES. Laugh Parade May, 1967.

5. HARRY MACE. This Week Magazine March 10, 1957.

6. JOE ZEIS. The Saturday Evening Post March 22, 1957.

7. JOHN ALBANO. The Saturday Evening Post March 23, 1957.

8. JOHN GALLAGHER. January 26, 1957.

9. GEORGE BOOTH. True Magazine February, 1970.

10. ROBERT MARKEY. 1000 Jokes Magazine December, 1955 – February, 1956.

11. CLYDE LAMB. 1000 Jokes Magazine Fall, 1953.

12. ED DAHLIN. True Magazine August, 1961.

13. TOM HENDERSON. This Week Magazine December 4, 1960.

14. MORT WALKER. The Saturday Evening Post August 27, 1949.

15. FRED LEVINSON. 1000 Jokes Magazine December 1955-February, 1956.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Video : "Some Time With Fred Lasswell"

Here's a video of Snuffy Smith comic artist Fred Laswell (1916-2001) talking and drawing. I think this is from 1989. We get to see him show us original strips, as well as draw some comics in a famous segment titled "Draw and Color With Uncle Fred." He may have been the first comic artist to use computer-generated lettering based on his own hand-lettering.

Lasswell was hired at the age of seventeen by Billy DeBeck to assist him on his popular "Barney Google" comic strip. In 1934, Barney visited his hillbilly cousin Snuffy Smith. The stories began to feature these rural relatives. When DeBeck died of cancer in 1942, Fred took over the strip, now retitled "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith."