Tuesday, June 09, 2009

I Need My Coffee Fix

Wednesday Advertising Day.

I still haven't found out which artist did these ads for Postum in the late forties and early fifties, but here are a couple more. At the end the appraoch seems to have changed slightly.

Month unknown 1948:

March 7 1948:

March 21 1948:

April 11 1948:

April 18 1948:

Aug 29 1948:

Sept 5 1948:

Sept 26 1948:

Nov 27 1948:

Feb 5 1950:

March 19 1950:


Booksteve said...

I'm pretty sure the color one at least is by George Tuska. Mr. Coffee Nerves even looks a bit like the similar Crime character from CRIME DOES NOT PAY, many of which were also drawn by Tuska.

Ger Apeldoorn said...


I don't thing this is by Tuska and will show some of his work in a later post to answer this.

Smurfswacker said...

I don't know who drew them, but I'm amused by the hysteria of the headlines in these later episodes. No more missed jump shots or flunked flying tests. Automobile accidents! Juvenile delinquency!! Business failures!!!!

Say, maybe all President Obama needs to do to pull us out of this recession is to mandate that everyone drink Postum.

(P.S. Along with curing coffee nerves Postum was also known for, uh, fostering flatulence.)

Bruce Simon said...

I Love Mr, Coffee Nerves! I received a large collection of the earliest strips by Sickles and Caniff from the late underground cartoonist, Roger Brand. Hyper-dramatic craziness! These examples are much more low-key. I'd never drink Postum though, it tastes like what cows would like to drink if they got coffee breaks.

Hey Ger? How does one contact you if one wants to purchase goodies on your sales list?