Saturday, November 19, 2011

World Encyclopedia of Cartoons Pid-Spa

Here we go again with more of the reproducible cartoons from the 1980 World Encyclopedia of Cartoons.

Here's something from from Australian Women's Weekly by William Edward (Wep) Pidgeon.

Terrytoons looked like they were from the 30s until the 50s, when they looked like they were from the future. Here's a still from Terrytoons' Flebus, one of my all-time favorite cartoons, from the entry for Ernest Pintoff.

Another animation, Professor Balthasar, by Zlatko Grgić.

Hans Quist, who in lieu of no internet presence, is represented by his entry in the World Encyclopedia. Keep in mind that when something is referred to in present tense, it's as of 1980.

HANS QUIST (1922-?) Born in Fasbourg, Denmark. Hans Quist started out as an apprentice in a sportswear shop, finding out after three years that this was not for him. He tried out his luck as a cartoonist and tennis player in his spare time and was most successful with the latter. Then, in 1950, he managed to get his first cartoon in print. Today he can 'look back in anger' at some dull years as a sporting goods salesperson until 1953 he was able to support himself through his cartoons.

“His drawing style leans toward the absurd, and though one cannot exactly call him a student of Virgil Partch and Cosper Cornelius, it is their artistic effects he has especially adapted into his own highly personal way of expressing himself. His world is one of domineering women and small, cowed, half-bald men with fat stomachs, as well as horrible little boys in short pants and sailor caps with the inscription Pax. His first comics character, Skrækkellige Olfrert,had his debut in the weekly magazine Hjemmet in 1955.

“Gradually he won fame and popularity in the Scandanavian countries, in Germany and throughout Europe. With his immense productivity, he is today seen often in the dailies in magazines. Quist cartoons can regularly be found in competing magazines in the same town (In Copenhagen, for example Ekstra Bladet and B.T.., In Stockholm Expressen and Aftonbladet--the editors seem to have decided to overlook copyright infringements).

“He is an illustrator of numerous books on crazy humor, practical jokes, etc., and he publishes an annual album of Skrækkellige Olfrert, his favorite comic character, who is seen in a daily strip as well as in thousands of panels.”

Hans-Georg Rauch

Dudley Fisher's Right Around Home

John Rouson's Boy Meets Girl

Charles Nicholas Sarka, from Judge 1905.

Charles Saxon

Filiberto Scarpelli

Jean-Jacques Sempé, for Samedi-Soir.

Ronald Searle

I kept looking for information about David Souter, but could only find things about the Supreme Court justice, until I typed his middle name into search engines as well.

Jürg Spahr (Jüsp) for Nebelspalter

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