Monday, January 22, 2007
Sometimes you have to talk about something fun, especially in the dead of winter, when the cold keeps beating at the arthritis in your back. I was browsing through the web and started picking up on old cartoon strips that I've enjoyed. Memories flooded back. I remember my first love: Peanuts. Then, turning to the back of the newspaper later and enjoying the likes of Gil Thorpe, Beetle Bailey, B.C., Marmaduke, Garfield, and Pogo. Then, I discovered Gary Larson, Gary Trudeau, and Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes".
I love the economy of a well drawn script. The sometimes subtle delivery and the beautiful melding of picture and word. And it wasn't just the stuff in the black and white newspapers, but the single panels of Charles Addams from the New Yorker and Gahan Wilson (my hero) from the pages of Playboy.
So, cheer up...here are a few of my favorites. Copyright infringement? No, merely a tribute. Click on a picture if you want to make it larger.
By the way, the one to the left, the Gahan Wilson cartoon entitled I Think We Won. I want to retitle it: Iraq.
Posted by Stewart Sternberg at 7:32 PM