Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last weekend, and stopped in the (going west) rest stop outside of Breezewood. There's a nice exhibit on PA Turnpike tchockes which includes this Turnpike Man cup and inaction figure, which I believe has artwork by the late Paul Ryan, a longtime Fantastic Four and Phantom artist. Can anyone confirm that?
Anyone want to sell me a cup? I just bought the inaction figure on ebay, where 8 of them are being sold as cake toppers.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
CroppMetcalfe, local D.C. home improvement company, recently created the comic, "Splash Mob" to illustrate what can happen if a homeowner ignores the telling signs of a plumbing problem in their home.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Updated 11/23/2017: The Aunt Jemima artist was Dudley Fisher, who did a regularly syndicated single-panel cartoon, “Right Around Home,” featuring multi-generational family members and neighbors in multiple brief conversational exchange against a usually large outdoor (say, neighborhood) setting. Speakers were usually paired; even a dog and cat, or two birds might be interlocutors. —Arthur Vergara
|Not Jimmy Hatlo? 12/15/1942|
|Not Jimmy Hatlo? 4/6/1943|
|Paul Webb, drawing hillbillies, 4/6/1943|
|Keith Ward, 2/23/1943. Was Ward only an advertising cartoonist?|
|R. Taylor, 2/23/1943|
|Otto Soglow, 2/23/1943|
|Rube Goldberg, 4/6/1943|
|Rube Goldberg, 2/23/1943|
|Richard Decker, 2/23/1943|
|Richard Decker, 12/15/1942|
|Briggs tobacco, but not by Clare Briggs, 4/6/1943|
|Briggs tobacco, but not by Clare Briggs, 2/23/1943|
|Review of William Steig's book, 2/23/1943|
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Friday, December 20, 2013
Comic book style graphic to tell pedestrian safety storyline
County Executive launched English and Spanish pedestrian safety campaign
Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Honestly, the themes don't seem to match up.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Shannon tells me that Carolyn Belefski also did work for them, but I don't see her cartoons on the site yet.
Friday, February 15, 2013
This Blondie panel from 1970 was in a newspaper in the National Museum of Health and Medicine:
These comics of the Pink Panther, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, and Mutt & Jeff all come from Navy medical newspapers or newsletters.
Speaking of Mutt and Jeff, cartoonist Al Smith drew it for about 50 years. Here he is entertaining patients at a 1971 visit to Bethesda's National Naval Medical Center.
Caricaturist Jack Rosen visited Naval Hospital Orlando in 1979.
Of course, sometimes an ad is just an ad. This US Postal Service Mover's Guide Official Change of Address Kit, January 2013, has a Disney advertisement, and is available right now from your local post office.
These are minor footnotes in a larger history of comics, but hopefully enterained you briefly.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Join us on Saturday, September 24 at 6:00 PM for an eclectic evening of comix entertainment. Comic strip historian and curator Warren Bernard (from the other Washington) will discuss his new book and companion exhibition Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising. His slide talk will be followed by an art reception and book signing.
Also appearing is iconoclastic Los Angeles artist Tom Neely presenting his new self-published "painted novel" The Wolf. Tom's provocative work seamlessly combines elements of fine art, narrative comix, and pop culture. He'll present a short video piece followed by a book signing.
Hope to see you all soon and often at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, located at 1201 S. Vale Street in the heart of Seattle's historic Georgetown art colony.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising talk by Warren Bernard, August 24, 2011. I like this book a lot. Here's more photographs.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Warren Bernard - Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising
Aug 25 2011 7:00 pm
The comic strip has its roots in advertising as well as in art. In the first book-length study of these dual sources, Rick Marschall, founder of Nemo: The Classic Comics Library, and Warren Bernard, a prolific commentator on and extensive collector of cartoons as well as the Executive Director of Small Press Expo, look at work from the 1870s to 1940, documenting how popular cartoon characters like the Yellow Kid, Little Orphan Annie, and Popeye have figured in advertising campaigns, and how their creators were highly sought-after pitchmen, selling products alongside the best movie stars in Hollywood. As part of his presentation, Bernard will have on-hand select original ads and other advertisting items from the era.
In anticipation of Small Press Expo (SPX) 2011 - being held September 10-11 in Bethesda, MD - a complimentary one-day pass to the show will be available with the purchase of Drawing Power at Politics and Prose on the night of the event. More information about SPX 2011 at www.spxpo.com.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
My buddy Warren Bernard will be signing his book on comic artists and advertising later this month at Politics and Prose. Here's a couple by noted cartoonists Ed Nofziger and William Steig I found today that he may or may not have in the book - happy hunting!
Saturday, January 01, 2011
I had three decomposing issues of the Saturday Evening Post from 1934, so I've photographed the cartoon advertisements or illustrations in them and put them on my Flickr site (click through the link because they're not all posted here).
Among others are William Steig:
The now forgotten Wyncie King (who, for a Washington connection, has some papers in the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art):
Ripley's Believe It or Not:
...and other including Tony Sarg, Raeburn Van Buren and Herbert Johnson (and doesn't this cartoon still apply?)