Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 20


Above: a great gag from Al Johns.

Some domestic cartoons from 1950s era SATURDAY EVENING POST mags for your viewing pleasure.

























My thanks to Kristin Cawood for giving me this large scrapbook of 1950s gag cartoons to share! Thanks, Kristin!

The SATURDAY EVENING POST 1950s gag cartoons blog entries:
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 1
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 2
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 3
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 4
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 5
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 6
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 7
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 8
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 9
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 10
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 11
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 12
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 13
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 14
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 15
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 16
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 17
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 18
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 19
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 20
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 21
  • SATURDAY EVENING POST Scrapbook Part 22

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FEIFFER ON NIXON by Jules Feiffer



You know that old saying that there is nothing new in the world, only the history you don't know.

I picked up a copy of FEIFFER ON NIXON by Jules Feiffer at the Fryeburg Flea Market on Sunday. I flipped thru it while standing at the seller's table full of paper ephemera. It was amazing how many of Feiffer's reprinted Village Voice strips, from 1960 to 1974, resonated now. I bought the book, of course, to share. Here are a few. The paperback was published by Random House. These are copyright Mr. Feiffer.









Monday, August 28, 2017

Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby

Born on this day, 100 years ago.










Friday, August 25, 2017

"Narrative Magazine Is Our Fault" by Mike Meginnis



Above: a screen cap from their tax files, link here, that that shows what Narrative pays its founders a six figure salary. 


Mike Meginnis writes an expose of the online magazine Narrative in his "Narrative Magazine Is Our Fault" article at Medium.

My take:

I know a little. I know the cartoon bit.

They buy cartoons. They have a POP policy. That's Pay on Publication, as you may know. It's a despised policy. Most publications are POA (Pay On Acceptance). I know of cartoonists who have waited months and months for their cartoon to run at the Narrative. And the payment is $35 per cartoon. But not for everyone. It's a sliding scale and cartoonists can get up to $150-200 a cartoon. I don't know what the scale is based on. It's not at all the usual editorial policy, but it's their online magazine.

According to this article, Narrative is a nonprofit. It's exempt from taxes due to its religious status. Yes. Go read.

They have a fee for writers who submit. It costs $23 to send them something that you wrote. A lot of places are now charging fees. A lot of places charge about $3. Narrative is now selling a guide for writers, and asking $225 a copy.

And people pay. 

There's one born every minute.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

WONDER WOMAN Soundtrack Theme Music

Cellist Tina Guo plays the Wonder Woman movie theme (composed for the 2017 movie by Rupert Gregson-Williams) in this provocative music video. Put Tina in the sequel please!



Compare to Charles Fox playing the piano and singing his Wonder Woman TV theme from the 1970s TV show.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jerry Lewis Comics

I don't think that there will ever be a time when big comedians of today (Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle, Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Amy Schumer) will have comic books about them. But back in the day -- Bob Hope, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin -- were all the stars of their own comic book series.

Jerry Lewis had his own comic book series from DC Comics. It began in 1952 and was known under the title DEAN MARTIN AND JERRY LEWIS. But the duo broke up. So, after five years and 40 issues, the series was renamed THE ADVENTURES OF JERRY LEWIS and ran another 84 issues. Here are a few of the covers, including, a British Australian comedy team comic book cover. (Hat tip to David Simpson for correcting me on the Bonzer Film Comic cover. Details in the comments. Thanks, David!)