Monday, March 28, 2022

Marriage Cartoons from YOU'VE GOT ME -- AND HOW! Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part One

Here is part one of a selection of gag cartoons titled YOU'VE GOT ME – AND HOW! , edited by Lawrence Lariar and published by Dodd, Mead and Company. It's copyright 1955 by Mr. Lariar.

Virgil VIP Partch with the casual pain associated with marriage.

Some of these, like Currier's above, are simple sitcom put-downs. Mean and none too clever.

I saw Harrison's gag coming ...

Bo Brown with some excellent wavy linework.

From active to passive. Martin Giuffre reminds us that there was a time when people went out into the world, to their club, dressed in silly attire. Now we all stay in and watch a rerun of Jackie Gleason doing the above.

I like Al Kaufman's gags a lot.

George Wolfe with the old trope of the clueless woman driver.

Tom Zib concedes marriage is a battlefield.

Pete Wyma, known for his girly cartoons, contributes a mother-in-law joke.

I like Henry Boltinoff's explanation here -- but it's still no way to treat a lady.

I like the moment that Clyde Lamb chose to depict: the moment just after the violent ripping of the paper from hubby's hands.

Bernhardt has a long gag line with a sweet putdown at the end that makes sense of the bitter marriage conceit that is the book's hallmark.

Cartoons signed "Corka" were the husband and wife team of John Cornin & Zena Kavin. More here.

Dam McCormick's cartoon did make me laugh.

I like that Burr Shafer chose to let the reader imagine the off-screen struggle between husband and wife.

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