Thursday, March 26, 2015

Now you're speaking my language.

This cartoon is from the August 1967 issue of Debonair. There seems to be a signature in the lower left but damned if I know what it says.
These next two are by Michael Berry
I'm not sure where this one comes from
The July 1962 issue of Eve. Not sure who “Greg” is.
Donald Reilly
Regular to this blog Bill Ward

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cookie #8, 3 of 3

This comic Cookie, also known as “Cookie” (in quotes) was American Comics Group's contribution to the teen genre (made most famous by Archie. The eighth issue of Dan Gordon's creation was published in September 1947. The previous two parts are here and here.

This feature is drawn by Al Hartley.
As is this one.
Bob Wickersham

Monday, March 23, 2015


One of many repackaged “annuals” Cracked would publish to outnumber its competitor MAD on the newsstand, here is the sixth annual Biggest Greatest Cracked from 1971 which says it reprints material from 1958 to 1970, though I think they mention every year so far in the indicia because it was type(set) before the pages were selected.

As usual, the cover is by John Severin.

The artists are billed as “A sampling of the best from pen and brush of America's most foremost humor drawers.” The writers are “a treasure trove of laughs from the funniest men in the world”, and the proofreader was “last seen pasting eye exam onto his left shirt cuff.”.

This was also drawn by John Severin
Vic Martin
This piece, drawn by Bill Ward was written by Jay Lynch while still in high school, and originally a one-pager. Apparently it was reprinted so many times the art was ruined so it was later redrawn by Howard Nostrand.
John Severin again

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 13

Things I've collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet. I make no claims to "discovering" or “owning” anything. It's whatever I feel like playing that week. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows.

You can also download an MP3 of this for later by right-clicking this hyperlink. previous shows can be found last week and the week before that and the week before that and so on...

Here's the information I could find:
GENE MARSHALL- We Want Dick, We Want Spiro
   MSR song poem.
BURT BACHARACH- Bond Street (1967)
THE CRYSTALLETTES- We're In Love (1963)
THE LADY BUGS- Who Sent This Love Note? (1964)
DAVID GARRICK- Leiber Dr. Eisenhart (1970)
HANGTEN HOROWITZ- Sax Now, Surf Later (c. 1965)
THE LEMON DROPS- You're Gonna Be Sorry (1961)
LITTLE MILTON- Long Distance Operator (1959)
GAYLA PEEVEY- Upside Down Town (1954)
NICOLA PAONE- Blah Blah Blah (1959)
RED INGLE & HIS NATURAL SEVEN- A You're A Dopey Gal (1947)
   Vocals by Jo Stafford

HANK BALLARD- Annie's Aunt Fanny
NORMAN ROSE- Aladdin And His Lamp
ART & DIANE LINKLETTER- We Love You, Call Collect (1969)
   ”When WE LOVE YOU, CALL COLLECT and DEAR MOM AND DAD were presented to me, I was moved by these two sensitively written imaginary letters on the subject we hear a great deal about today—the generation gap.
   ”This is an age-old problem, of course, but one that has grown into alarming proportions in today's life style.
   ”As a father, I could relate to the sentiments expressed, but that was only half the story. To get a complete and honest reaction, I asked my daughter, Diane, for her comments. 'Dad', she said, 'This is where it's at'.
   ”So, whether you are a youngster or an adult, I have a feeling that these two letters—a naked cry for help from a father and a daughter—will get to you. I know: they got to me. Hopefully, these letters will open a door to bridge the generation gap.”
SWAMP RATS- Psycho (c. 1967)
   Cover of hit by The Sonics
THE VERSATONES- Tight Skirt and Sweater (1963)
ALFRED A. ALFA- Your Cheatin' Heart
BUGS BUNNY- Somebody's Rocking My Dreamboat
   from Gorilla My Dreams, 1947
DORIS RAINVILLE- Chicken (1960)
BONNIE BAKER- Oh Johnny (1939)
ANDRE WILLIAMS- Jail Bait (1960)
TAD DUSTIN & HIS BOYS- Brother, I Was Wrong (1953)
CAB CALLOWAY- Who's Yehoodi? (c. 1943)