Tuesday, May 10, 2016

We'll Always Have Paris

Monday Cartoon Day.

In the archives of Boy's Life I came across three cartoons signed Paris.

Charles Paris was an active comics artist, inking several characters for DC, but most prominently the Superman newspaper strip between 1943 and 1946. He worked for Dc into the sixties, mostly as an inker. Although he did do some art every now and then. Since he was an inker, I have no signature to compare. Maybe one of my fellow comics historians can chime in.


Alejandro Capelo said...

The signing of the second picture looks different to the other two, are you sure it's the same artist? [Forgive me if I do not express well, I only speak in Castilian languaje].

Unknown said...

Gotta agree with Alejandro about the middle cartoon,
cartoon style is different and the signature looks
like Porzio or Porgio.

The other two Paris signatures might be Chuck Paris'.
Here's one of his western paintings and the signature
kind of curves down like in the cartoons:

Dick Buchanan said...

The first and second cartoons are by Howard Paris, a prolific minor market cartoonist whose work appeared from the 1940's until the 1960's. Although his cartoons appeared in Judge in the mid 1940's and and he had some Saturday Evening Post sales, his cartoons appeared in trade journals and small magazines, mostly farming publications such as Sucessful Farming. He was based in rural Georgia and was never made the rounds in New York. Very popular with fellow minor market cartoonists.
Dick Buchanan
Self-styled wit & very minor cartoonist

Dick Buchanan said...

Oops, I meant the first !and third-- no idea who did second one!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

You are both right about the middle cartoon. Paris seems to be Howard paris indeed. Craig Yoe even sent me a copy of a book he illustrated with the same signature.