Thursday, April 24, 2014

Click, part 19

Or at least I think it's the nineteenth part of the cartoons from the first Click Annual from 1940. Some of the previous 18 parts can be found in the archives or maybe in the LinkWithin highlights below.
Louis Priscilla
I should ask contemporary Shaenon K. Garrity if this person is any relation.
Bo Brown
It's really hard to do searches on someone when they only signed with their first or last name.
Gene Carr

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Comics, 1 of 3

This is from the 21st issue of Happy Comics from September 1947, another of Standard's funny animal titles in the tradition of Coo Coo Comics, Barnyard Comics, and Goofy Comics.
Funny animal comics, or humor comics for that matter, were almost never signed unless the artist decided to, like here where it's drawn by Lynn Karp.
Nobody ever read the text pieces. I have hundreds of golden age comics, some of which I've had for over 30 years, and have never once read any of the text pieces. The only reason they were ever there in the first place was to qualify for a cheaper mail rate. I never include them when I post them, but in this case I'll make an exception since the text pieces in this issue had headers drawn by Frank Frazetta.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lunatickle, 1 of 4

As I continue with humor magazines you may not have seen before, here's Lunatickle, Myron Fass' fray into competing with what he thought Mad was becoming, from February of 1956.
Parody of the Cream of Wheat ad campaign with Li'l Abner.
Parody of the Maidenform Bra ad campaign which I think they still use today.

Art by Carl Hubbell.
This parodies The $64,000 Question.
As well as publisher, Myron Fass sometimes drew.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Bill Ward/ Lynn Harrison/ Sex to Sexty

More originals from the gag-mag Sex To Sexty. Except for one, they were all drawn by two of the magazine's most prolific contributors Bill Ward and Lynn Harrison
This one was done by Bill Wenzel, also a prominent girlie magazine cartoonist.