Saturday, November 26, 2011

World Encyclopedia of Cartoons S-V

Ronald Searle's St. Trinian's series.

They actually have entire movies on YouTube. Who knew?

Before Ralph Steadman was best known as Hunter Thompson's illustrator, he was a gag cartoonist, mainly for Punch.

Here's a cartoon William Steig did for Look.

Saul Steinberg in Liberty

An example of Sunflower Street, which doesn't seem to have any links online, so once again, I'll consult The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons from which this came.

SUNFLOWER STREET, the creation of Tom Sims (writer) and Tom Little (artist), started in 1934 as a daily panel for King Features Syndicate. In 1929 Sims went on to write the Thimble Theater strip, and by 1940 Little remained as sole author of the feature. Sunflower Street was unusual in that it had an all-black cast of characters (its closest antecedent was E. W. Kemble's Blackberries). Although not devoid of stereotypes, Sunflower Street was far from being a funny-paper Amos 'n' Andy. The people in it—the gentle but shrewd Pap Henty, the sagacious Granny Lou, the white-bearded Mr. Native, the ne'er-do-well Cousin Bobo, the panel's children, Eenie, Meeny, Miney and Moe—had real character and much charm. The pace was relaxed, and the humor always low-key.

“Nothing really disturbing ever happened on Sunflower Street, and its critics have pointed to the fact as proof of the panel's failings; but the same omission also characterized most small-town features of the 1930s and 1940s. Little poured a great deal of heart into Sunflower Street, as well as many fond remembrances of his rural Tennessee childhood. It was therefore with great reluctance that he finally discontinued it in 1949, due to falling readership.”

Maurice Sinet (Siné) in Lui (NSFW).

Image Shack deemed this forbidden, even though racism is OK with them. If anyone knows of a storage site that doesn't censor, let me know.

T. S. Sullivant

Arthur Szyk cover for Collier's.

From the Monmon series of serigaphs by Hideo Takeda.

Still from Dusan Vukotic's Ersatz, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Subject in 1961, and probably the inspiration for The Simpsons parody of European cartoons.

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