Thursday, July 31, 2014

BEST CARTOONS OF THE YEAR 1959 Part 2



Above: Virgil VIP Partch with just a grand take on the dying-man-crawling-the-desert cliche.

Some more great gag cartoons from BEST CARTOONS OF THE YEAR 1959, edited by Lawrence Lariar, Crown Publishers, New York and copyright 1959 by Mr. Lariar.

Part one is here.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BEST CARTOONS OF THE YEAR 1959 Part 1



Here is a selection of gag cartoons from BEST CARTOONS OF THE YEAR 1959, "Being a Selection, By the Artists Themselves, of the Best Cartoons They Drew for the Leading Magazines in the Country the Past Year," edited by Lawrence Lariar, Crown Publishers, New York. It's copyright 1959 by Mr. Lariar.



My thanks to Don Orehek for passing this book along to me. Thanks, Don!

Some related posts:
SATURDAY EVENING POST Cartoon Scrapbook (22 parts)
BEST CARTOONS OF THE YEAR 1957 
BEST CARTOONS OF THE YEAR 1964
SATURDAY EVENING POST, February 28, 1959
CARE FOR A MERGER?
CARTOON LAFFS
HONEY, I'M HOME!
ESQUIRE CARTOON ALBUM
October 1960 STARE Magazine Cartoons

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1969: All of the PEANUTS Silent Penultimate Daily Panels

The silent penultimate panel was coined to describe the wordless next-to-last comic strip panel. It's that moment when the characters pause and we have that moment of anticipation, building up the final panel gag.

Silent means no dialogue, and, that means panels like this one below are in the wrong:

February 10, 1969:
2-10-69

Here are all of the PEANUTS (PEANUTS © 2012 PEANUTS Worldwide LLC ) silent penultimate panels from 1969, pulled out of their context, and thrust our here by themselves. 

Why? 

Well, each one of them are little squares of Schulz-drawn oblique goodness. Is there an element of zen here? That's up to the beholder. 

These were scanned from THE COMPLETE PEANUTS 1969-1970, Fantagraphics, 2008.

"You have Sparky's magic in your hands right now. Go on, read it. It's here for everyone." – Mo Willems, from his introduction


1-7-69

1-10-69

1-14-69

2-4-69

2-7-69

2-12-69

2-15-69

2-20-69

3-3-69

3-12-69

3-21-69

4-3-69

4-7-69
4-19-69
4-21-69


5-1-69

5-5-69


5-6-69

5-9-69

5-12-69

5-13-69

5-14-69

5-22-69

5-31-69

6-27-69

7-7-69

7-23-69

7-26-69

7-28-69

7-29-69

8-1-69

8-4-69


8-11-69

8-13-69


8-15-69

8-18-69

8-19-69

8-21-69

8-22-69

8-23-69

8-26-69

8-27-69



8-28-69

8-29-69

8-25-69

9-4-69

9-6-69

9-16-69

9-27-69

9-29-69

9-30-69

10-8-69

10-18-69

10-23-69
10-27-69

10-28-69

11-1-69

11-4-69

11-11-69

11-24-69


12-5-69

12-9-69