Monthly Archives: January 2008

Music in the New Yorker

The One That Is Not Mentioned sent me a few nice examples of music-themed illustrations that appeared in the New Yorker last year. At the very least, this introduced me to the work of two illustrators that I wasn’t aware … Continue reading

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Great minds think alike…

or, “How fickle the ways of inspiration are”. These were sent to me recently. Above, the cover of Startling Stories, november 1939 issue (sadly, I haven’t been able to find out who did this wonderful cover); below, Charles Addams, somewhat … Continue reading

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Angouleme redux

“We’ve been walking for hours already, and we’re still not at the Angoulême Comics Festival” “Well… We ARE walking against the reading direction…” Nice self-referential comic from Kim Duchateau, in De Morgen.

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Speech Balloons, again

Young & Rubicam have their paper speak for themselves. Reminds me a bit of R.F Outcault’s Yellow Kid. (via Ads of the World)

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Wolverton apocalypse

In the early 1950’s, cartoonist Basil Wolverton was asked to come up with some horrific illustrations of what the Apocalypse will be like. According to Monte Wolverton, Basil’s son and a topical cartoonist in his own right, color versions of … Continue reading

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Buster Brown Easter Parade

Smilin’ Ed’s Buster Brown Comics Book was a publication by Nillsen’s from Oklahoma, and featured all the characters from Smilin’ Ed McConnell‘s weekly radio show. That show, a major hit on the NBC roster in the 1930’s and 40’s, was … Continue reading

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Product placement

Here’s a nice piece of ephemera that I found on Usenet this weekend. CMO Comics was published in 1942 for the Chicago Mail Order Company by the very pompously called Comic Corporation Of America (it’s also listed as one of … Continue reading

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