Thursday, May 25, 2017

CARTOONS OF THE MONTH Part 4



More cartoons from the paperback CARTOONS OF THE MONTH, copyright 1965 by the Scholastic Magazine.











Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CARTOONS OF THE MONTH Part 3



Here's even more of the Scholastic book CARTOONS OF THE MONTH, copyright 1965 by the Scholastic Magazine.




















Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CARTOONS OF THE MONTH Part 2





More gag cartoons from fifty years ago from the CARTOONS-OF-THE-MONTH book. It's copyright 1965 by the Scholastic Magazine. The first part is here.

These panel cartoons may have been culled from the syndicated feature "Today's Laugh" which had a run of over two decades (1948–1973). It was originated by Tom Henderson and William King. Later on, gag cartoon stalwarts like Jeff Machamer, Frank Owen, Rodney de Sarro, Reamer Keller, Jeff Keate, Cathy Joachim, Bill Yates, Joe Zeis and Betty Swords joined the revolving team of featured cartoonists.













Monday, May 22, 2017

CARTOONS OF THE MONTH Part 1



"A gaggle of giggles especially selected for teen-agers!" reads the promo copy for CARTOONS-OF-THE-MONTH, a small book (it was pocket size) that sold for 35 cents back in 1965 and is copyright that year by the Scholastic Magazines people.

"We took our pick from hundreds of hilarious cartoons in the field of Cartoons-of-the-Month -- and organization which features some of America's leading cartoonists. You'll recognize the work of those humor artists -- you've seen their work in the pages of Look, McCall's, This Week, The Saturday Evening Post, and many other of your favorite magazines.

"Read 'em and weep … with laughter!"
My guess is that this was offered to school kids as part of the Scholastic Book Club. We had that back in Iowa. Every month your could order a book or two from this small catalog from Scholastic.

There are six cartoonists in the book: Rodney DeSarro, Tom Henderson, Jeff Keate, Reamer Keller, Cathy Joachim and Frank Owen.

Some of these are creaky gags. The hillbilly humor on the cover is a tell to its 50 year old age. And you get a healthy dose of other kids of gags: desert island, science fiction, teenagers, gossiping wives, clueless husbands, devious children, etc.

Here are some cartoons from CARTOONS OF THE MONTH:

Tom Henderson:


Cathy Joachim:


Cathy Joachim:


Rodney DeSarro:


Reamer Keller:


Cathy Joachim:


Frank Owen. The gag line was partially cut off in the printing and even more cut off when I scanned this in. The complete line is "Jeff is so proud of his collection of tools, it's going to break his heart when the neighbors start asking for them back!"


"Jeff is so proud of his collection of tools, 
it's going to break his heart when the neighbors start asking for 
them back!"



No signature on this one. Frank Owen?


Cathy Joachim:


Frank Owen:


Reamer Keller:


Cathy Joachim:


Tom Henderson:


Cathy Joachim:


Tom Henderson: