Saturday, December 8, 2012


Continuing with showing pages from the second volume of a 1968 book I got from a library book sale called GREAT CARTOONS OF THE WORLD.

J. M. Bosc for Paris Match Photobucket Ton Smits Photobucket William O'Brian for Look

As John Bailey, the editor says of him in the introduction to the book:

[...]But while the drawing of O'Brian is factual and literal and in the comic tradition, the thinking is not, and penetrates deep into the recesses of human frailty. He has a firm grasp on psychology, knows the weaknesses of people and the traps that civilization sets for them, and in his cartoons he places his victim in the trap, and then springs it. Photobucket Martha Blanchard Photobucket Marvin Tannenberg for the Saturday Evening Post Photobucket A 1962 example of Johnny Hart's B.C. strip. Photobucket David Langdon for The New Yorker in 1962. The editor says of him:

Langdon's cartoons are rather eccentric, and show a strong personality. There is evident in his work a pleasant joie de vivre which suggests that he himself is laughing and that he does not entirely agree with those people who feel that the world is going to pieces. Photobucket Lou Myers from his book Group Therapy Photobucket Photobucket Harry Hargreaves in Punch, 1960 Photobucket Frank Modell for New Yorker Photobucket Eldon Dedini for Punch. Again in the introduction:

Dedini casts a mordant a mordant eye on society. He is removed and objective, as if he were from another planet observing the foibles of the inhabitants of ours. His superb draftsmanship is in the tradition of the sketches of Matisse, Picasso, and the old masters, yet it is all his own, as is the manner in which his pen pricks pretension. Photobucket This person is just Cesc. Those French and their monomials. As Orson Welles one said “Aaah, the French”. Photobucket

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