Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jerry Lewis Comics

I don't think that there will ever be a time when big comedians of today (Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Amy Schumer) will have comic books about them. But back in the day -- Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin -- were all the stars of their own comic book series.

Jerry Lewis had his own comic book series from DC Comics. It began in 1952 and was known under the title DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS. But the duo broke up. So, after five years and 40 issues, the series was renamed THE ADVENTURES OF JERRY LEWIS and ran another 84 issues. Here are a few of the covers, including, a British comedy team comic book cover.









Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 19


Some retro gag cartoons from 1950s era SATURDAY EVENING POST and COLLIER'S mags for your viewing pleasure.



























My thanks to Kristin Cawood for giving me this large scrapbook of 1950s gag cartoons to share! Thanks, Kristin!

The SATURDAY EVENING POST 1950s gag cartoons blog entries:
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 1
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 2
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 3
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 4
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 5
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 6
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 7
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 8
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 9
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 10
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 11
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 12
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 13
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 14
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 15
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 16
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 17
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 18
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 19
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 20
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 21
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 22

Monday, August 21, 2017

SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 18



Above: George Gately's take on a newly waxed floor. At the bottom of today's blog entry, take a look at Bob Barnes' "deja vu" on the gag.

Here are some gag cartoons from late 1950s SATURDAY EVENING POST magazines. Some good gags on suburban life, the drinking life, vacations and a bit of shopping by Barnes, Dahlin, Gallagher, Gately, Green, Hilton, Hunt, Kaz, Lamb, Markow, Pascal, Porges, Salo, Shirvanian, Taber, Tyrrell, Yates, Zeis and others.



A few of the cartoons in the scrapbook are in bad shape like the one above. That's why occasionally they look "bleached."







Peter Porges' cartoon is funny and creepy at the same time.














Above: one of Jack Markow's most reprinted cartoons. He's used it in a number of his "how to cartoon" books.














My thanks to Kristin Cawood for giving me this large scrapbook of 1950s gag cartoons to share! Thanks, Kristin!

The SATURDAY EVENING POST 1950s gag cartoons blog entries:
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 1
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 2
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 3
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 4
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 5
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 6
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 7
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 8
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 9
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 10
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 11
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 12
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 13
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 14
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 15
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 16
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 17
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 18
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 19
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 20
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 21
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 22