Monday, February 22, 2010

Very Important Penciller

Monday Cartoon Day.

I am so glad I finally got a new big scanner. It is a great help with all my Sunday pages. Now I don't have to stitch them together again. Scanning cartoons from magazines, though, is stillas mch work as usual. I thought I'd give you a selection of Virgil Partch cartoons from True magazine, but I ended up doing only a fraction of the stack next to my chair in my office. Thankfully, Partch was the cartoon editor for True for more than 15 years and as such he contributed not only two to four cartoons every issue, but also the illustrations on the letter's page. These are the greatest samples you can get of VIP's pure cartooning skills, as he is no longer hindered by the need to make a verbal joke and instead just let's his imagination fly...

From True March 1948:



From True Sept 1950:



From True Oct 1950:




From True April 1959:





March 1948:





Sept 1950:




April 1959:



1 comment:

Alex said...

Here are some of his 1945 and 1946 ads from LIFE magazine.

Alex

October 8 1945
p57: Vip; "Pipe Types", Briggs ad
books.google.com/books?id=p0sEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA57&dq=%22Pipe+Types%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=12#v=onepage&q=%22Pipe%20Types%22&f=false

October 22 1945
p126: Vip; "Pipe Types", Briggs ad
books.google.com/books?id=pksEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA126&dq=%22Pipe+Types%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=14#v=onepage&q=%22Pipe%20Types%22&f=false

December 17 1945
p124: Vip; Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad (jumping off building)
books.google.com/books?id=4UgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA124&dq=2+ways+to+check+a+cough&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=10#v=onepage&q=&f=false

December 24 1945
p88: Vip; Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad (covering mouth with cloth)
books.google.com/books?id=BkkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA86&dq=%22the+giant+wakes+up%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=1#v=onepage&q=%22the%20giant%20wakes%20up%22&f=false

January 7 1946
p95: Vip; Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad (monkey and coconut)
books.google.com/books?id=BEkEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA95&dq=%22Smith+Brothers+Cough+Drops%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=9#v=onepage&q=%22Smith%20Brothers%20Cough%20Drops%22&f=false

January 28 1946
p96: Vip; Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad (self-hypnotizm)
books.google.com/books?id=mUgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA96&dq=%22Smith+Brothers+Cough+Drops%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=38#v=onepage&q=%22Smith%20Brothers%20Cough%20Drops%22&f=false

February 11 1946
p76: Vip; Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad (policeman)
books.google.com/books?id=9kcEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA73&dq=%22Smith+Brothers+Cough+Drops%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=37#v=onepage&q=%22Smith%20Brothers%20Cough%20Drops%22&f=false

March 4 1946
p112: Vip; Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad (hand gun)
books.google.com/books?id=QEgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA111&dq=%22Smith+Brothers+Cough+Drops%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=10#v=onepage&q=%22Smith%20Brothers%20Cough%20Drops%22&f=false

March 18 1946
p116: Vip; Smith Brothers Cough Drops ad (sofa)
books.google.com/books?id=iUgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA116&dq=%22Smith+Brothers+Cough+Drops%22&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=11#v=onepage&q=%22Smith%20Brothers%20Cough%20Drops%22&f=false

November 4 1946
p126: Vip; Personna Precision Blades ad
books.google.com/books?id=tUwEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA126&dq=why+it+makes+sense+to+pay+10&lr=lang_en&as_pt=MAGAZINES&cd=3#v=onepage&q=why%20it%20makes%20sense%20to%20pay%2010&f=false