Sunday, January 30, 2011

Another Brick in the Wall

Monday Cartoon Day.

In 1966 cartoonist Morrie Brickman created the first comic strip designed to go on the editorial page, The Small Society. Taking i's lead from President Johnson's Great Society, it focussed on the daily goings on in Washington. And it was pretty funny. Before that, he tried several other strips, including a similar one about the stock market - which appeared so irregulary in the one paper I could find it in, that I am not sure if it was even a daily. His earliest syndicated effort seems to have been a cartoon he did in 1954, which is not mentioned in the two biographies I have seen online. It was done in a pleasant and early variation of the 'modern' style and fits in very well with the original goals of this blog to show the early work of the modern cartoonists of the sixties. Or could this be another Brickman? I don't think so...

Blue Chips seems to have run from late 1962 to 1965.

















3 comments:

dddegg said...

Search your 1947 - 1954 archives for his "Pic-Trix" feature for an earlier syndicated panel.

dddegg said...

Search your 1947 - 1954 archives for his "Pic-Trix" feature for an earlier syndicated panel.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Unfortunately, I knew it was on his list of achievements, but I couldn't find it. Another series of his is hard to find because it was called The Senator - too many hits on that one.