NEW YORKERS ABROAD
Punch Cartoons by New Yorker cartoonists. 1966 - 1968
Thanks to the miracle of fiction, today we travel to London, home of Punch, where the cartoon was born way back in 1843.
In Great Britain, their work is described as “one joke cartoons,” and it’s drawn with brush, Indian ink on cartridge paper, occasionally with a monochrome wash.
Several Punch cartoonists appeared in the pages of the New Yorker over the years, most notably Ronald Searle whose fabulous covers will be treasured by all for years to come. Some of the other Punch cartoonists to appear in The New Yorker were Michael Ffolkes, Leslie Starke, A.F. Wiles, L.H.Siggs, Kenneth Mahood and Punch editor Bernard Hollowood.
Punch and New Yorker followers have bickered for decades over which venerable magazine is the most important. I agree with old Will Shakespeare who reminds us “The joke’s the thing!”
1. MICHAEL FFOLKES. Ffolkes (Brian Davis) documents Punch’s respect for The New Yorker with this cartoon from Punch, May 25, 1966.
2. J.B. HANDELSMAN. Known to Punch readers as “Bud”, this fine cartoonist moved to Great Britain in 1963 and lived there for 11 years, becoming a true regular with a cartoon in many issues, sometimes two. Punch, August 7,1968.
3. RICHARD DECKER. Decker was one of The New Yorker’s finest cartoonists. Punch, November 22, 1967.
4. PERRY BARLOW. Gag cartoonist and super cover artist, as well. Punch, November 22, 1967.
5. CHON DAY. Punch, April 27, 1966.
6. JOSEPH MIRACHI. Punch, July 19, 1967.
7. CHARLES SAXON. Another cartoonist who also created many New Yorker
covers of the years. Punch, September 4, 1968.
8. CLAUDE. (Claude Smith) Punch was home to many no-caption cartoons.
This one is similar to his New Yorker work. Punch, February 9, 1966
9. ROBERT DAY. Punch, April 13, 1966
10. ED FISHER. Punch, February 1, 1972
11. MARTHA BLANCHARD. Ms Blanchard was not a New Yorker cartoonist.
However, she was, indeed, a New Yorker—she lived a just a few blocks
North of Washington Square. Punch, March 2, 1966
12. “BUD” HANDELSMAN. Full-page color cartoons were reserved for Punch
regulars and this one is a nice one. (Younger readers may need to google
transistor radios—they were cool) Punch, May 25, 1966
More of Dick Buchanan's great gag cartoon collection:
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