Friday, December 15, 2017

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Hank Ketcham Roughs

I have been lucky to have been in the studios of some great cartoonists, but not Hank Ketcham's. This is as close as we can come today to seeing the inner workings of the Dennis the Menace creator's drawing board from 1949 to 1951. My friend Dick Buchanan has generously put this together. Thanks, Dick!

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HANK KETCHAM ROUGHS

1949-1951


Here are some marvelous roughs by Hank Ketcham, which were published in 1000 Jokes Magazine. 
 
When young Mort Walker became the magazine’s editor in 1949 he was able to acquire a few Hank Ketcham roughs that, naturally, he happily published. By the end of 1950 cartoonist Bill Yates replaced Walker as 1000 Jokes Magazine’s editor.  Whether Yates acquired these roughs or Walker left them is open to question. Yates would remain editor until 1960. 

Thanks to Walker and Yates, we are offered a rare glimpse  of Ketcham’s work--some of Ketcham’s great free-style drawings from 1000 Jokes Magazine. 


1.  1000 Jokes Magazine Summer, 1949.



2.  1000 Jokes Magazine Summer, 1949.
 



3.  1000 Jokes Magazine Fall, 1949.




4.  1000 Jokes Magazine Fall, 1949.




5.  1000 Jokes Magazine Spring, 1950.
 



6.  1000 Jokes Magazine Spring, 1950.
 



7.  1000 Jokes Magazine Summer, 1950.




8.  1000 Jokes Magazine Winter, 1950.




9.  1000 Jokes Magazine Winter, 1950.





10. 1000 Jokes Magazine Winter, 1951.





More from Dick Buchanan:


From the Dick Buchanan Files: Holiday and Winter Cartoons 1948 - 1960


Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: More Cops and Robbers Gag Cartoons 1947 - 1968

Dick Buchanan's Favorite Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1964


From the Dick Buchanan Files: More 1960s Cartoons from PUNCH
 

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Even More Color Cartoons 1940 - 1956

From the Dick Buchanan Files: "Captions? Who Needs 'Em?" Wordless Gag Cartoons 1947 – 1970

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Orlando Busino Gag Cartoons 1956 - 1966

From the Dick Buchanan Files: CARTOONYFELLERS’ DIGEST, "a 1955 rag for cartoonists by cartoonists"

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Magazine Cartoons from Life and Judge 1931 - 38

From the Dick Buchanan Files: June 1953 Cartoonist's Market Newsletter

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: More Mid-Century Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1964

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Color Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1956

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Cops and Robbers Gag Cartoons 1945 - 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Gahan Wilson: Early Gag Cartoons 1954 - 1964

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Inkyfellers' Gagzette

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: The Years of Al Ross - 1947 – 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: New Yorker Cartoonists Abroad 1966-1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1945 - 1962

From the Dick Buchanan Files: "How I Create Humor" from 1950s - 60s Gag Cartoon Insider Journal "The Information Guide"

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1950s Color Magazine Gag Cartoons

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Funny Vintage Magazine Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1963

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Wordless Gag Cartoons 1944-1964

1953 George Booth Drawings for American Legion Magazine

Dick Buchanan: Winter/Christmas/Holiday Gag Cartoons 1940s-60s

Dick Buchanan: Some PUNCH Magazine Cartoons 1948-1963

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1946-64

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1947-62

Dick Buchanan: Some Favorite Magazine Gag Cartoons 1940-60s

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1931-64

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 6




Here are some teen cartoons from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. It was edited and is copyright 1959 by Lawrence Lariar, and published by Dodd, Mead.

Part one
Part two
Part three 
Part four 
Part five
















Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 5




Here are some teen cartoons from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. It was edited and is copyright 1959 by Lawrence Lariar, and published by Dodd, Mead.

Part one
Part two
Part three 
Part four














Monday, December 11, 2017

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 4


Another sampling of gag cartoons from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. It was edited and is copyright 1959 by Lawrence Lariar, and published by Dodd, Mead.

Part one
Part two
Part three












Friday, December 08, 2017

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 3



What is she doing at home? It's Friday! It's date night! Time to go to the "Fish Under the Sea" dance or whatever, right?


OK, daddy-o, here's another sampling of gag cartoons from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. It was edited and is copyright 1959 by Lawrence Lariar, and published by Dodd, Mead.

Part one
Part two