Thursday, July 3, 2014

Older Comic Art in America

Here are more cartoons from Comic Art in America by Stephen Becker. It's a book about the history up to that point (1959). I've been posting excerpts every Thursday, the previous installment is ""here where there's a hyperlink to the one before it which has the one before that and so on and so on an so forth.

The chapter before this, called Added Attractions just featured stills and model sheets from animated films so I won't bother with that. This is the next chapter, A Century of Magazines: From Corny Almanacks to The New Yorker. As the captions on the cartoons say:

”Dicky Colwell”, a drawing by JAMES ARKIN in 1808, when it was still practicable to quote Othello.
ALEXANDER ANDERSON's most famous cartoon, “Ograbme”, a sharp comment on the Embargo of 1813.
“Johnny Bull and the Alexandrians” by the great WILLIAM CHARLES, drawn in 1818.
An old CHIP BELLEW gag, which is practically a strip. BELLEW loved to draw dogs.
One of C. J. TAYLOR's he-she cartoons, done about 1907. From Judge
A fine HY MAYER from Puck, in about 1910.
A page is cut out here for some reason. I didn't print an ethnic stereotype cartoon they featured earlier so whatever was here must have been so much worse, If anyone else has this book and wants to send me copies or scans of pages 121-122 (and they're not so offensive), I'll post them.

Continuing with the captions:

There's no caption here. The cartoon is by T. S. Sullivant. Don't know the source or the year.
*Ahem* Continuing with the captions:

The primitive pun, by A.S. DAGGY, who was a popular cartoonist of the turn of the century. From Judge.
The Great ZIM (EUGENE ZIMMERMAN) drew this in 1908. After the first world war the Irishman ceased to be a victim of cartoonists, possibly because he was better assimilated. From Judge.
The next two cartoons are by JAMES THURBER in 1937, this and the rest (except for one) are from The New Yorker.
Helen Hokinson, 1926
PERRY BARLOW (mislabeled as Percy), 1954
MISCHA RICHTER, from newspaper strip Strictly Richter

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