Friday, January 19, 2024

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Gag Cartoon Hodgepodge 1946- 1969

Dick Buchanan has rummaged through his tremendous collection of magazine cartoons in his Greenwich Village apartment and shares a hodgepodge of vintage comic art, unseen these many years. Thank you so much, Dick -- and take it away ....


(1946 – 1969)

The burgeoning Cartoon Clip File, located just around the corner from the Old Joke Cemetery somewhere in New York’s Greenwich Village, is chock full of gag cartoons from mid-20th century magazines. And, yes, the comforting aroma of old magazines and comic books permeate the entire office. This helps to create an eclectic environment which is ideal for rummaging through the gag cartoons which are everywhere. Rummaging day arrived at last and here now is the result of our latest forage, a hodgepodge of certified vintage gag cartoons . . . Take a look!

1. DICK CAVALLI. Cavalli was one cartoonist who didn’t cartoon his way through WWII. He saw combat in France, Luxembourg. and Germany. True July, 1952.

2. JOHN BAILEY. John Bailey was cartoon editor for the Post in the late 1940’s and early ‘50’s. The Saturday Evening Post September 13, 1952.

3. DICK STROME. Some was born in New Mexico and graduated from The Chicago American Academy of Art. The Saturday Evening Post July 1, 1950.

4. BOB WEBER, Sr. Weber was a cartoonist for more than half a century. In 1965 he created the comic strip Moose, which became Moose Miller and, finally, Molly & Moose. This Week Magazine January 19, 1969.

5. JOHNNY HART. Hart was one of only four cartoonists to have two comic strips appearing in over 1000 papers each. American Legion Magazine January, 1959.


6. TOM HENDERSON. The Saturday Evening Post June 22, 1946.

7. CHARLES SCHULZ. Before he created Peanuts, Schulz enjoyed a brief but successful stint as a gag cartoonist. The Saturday Evening Post July 8, 1950.

8. CLAUDE. Claude Smith signed his drawings with his first name. This Week Magazine April 13, 1952.

9. STAN & JAN BERENSTAIN. American Legion Magazine September, 1949.


10. AL KAUFMAN. After serving in WWII, Kaufman managed a grocery store until becoming a full-time cartoonist in 1946. Kaufman sold this to True Magazine July, 1952.

 11. TOM HUDSON. The Saturday Evening Post June 3, 1950.

12. JACK TIPPIT. Look Magazine March 28, 1961.

13. LEO SALKIN. Salkin, a former animator, was also a gag writer for ventriloquist Paul Winchell’s Jerry Mahoney Show. Liberty Magazine August 3, 1946.


14. VIRGIL PARTCH. True Magazine February, 1950.

15. JACK MARKOW. Markow was a columnist for The Writer’s Digest and authored four cartooning “How To” books. The Saturday Evening Post July 1, 1950.

- From a blog entry of November 30, 2020.

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