Monday, January 09, 2017

Behaving Loco

Monday Cartoon Day.

As I may have mentioned before, I am selling all of my issues of 1000 Jokes on Ebay. This week I am preparing the last two lots, including everything I have of the early fifties (the source for many of the Mort Walker cartoons on my blog here) and the later fifties (with rare material by Rowland Wilson, Gahan Wilson, Bob Grossman, Brad Anderson, Cavalli, Bob Weber, Jerry Marcus, Bill Yates and Bob Gustavson). An artist whose work I have nbot yet shown here, because he is less known and did not do a newspaper strip later on (like many of the names mentioned here did) is a guy called Gallagher. A very funny cartoonist, who seems to have gone nowhere after the sixties. He was supposed to be in my book Behaving Madly, about the many Mad magazine imitation of the fifties. When Craig Yoe and I were going through the magazines, Craig sudden came across a page I had not picked and shouted 'who is this guy?!'. It took me a while to make the connection, but the 1000 Jokes helped. I wanted to include it for him, but in the end he had to step back to include bigger names (or in this case,a rare and beautiful appearance by comic book regular Don Heck). Later this month I will start a Facebook page and a blog devoted to all of the stuff I did not include in the book and maybe create a place to collect all of the information about all of the Mad imitations under the same title as the book. Until then, I have included the Gallagher page from Loco #3 here.

Oh and Craig wants me to point out the book is available for pre-order form you comic boo store and Amazon. The Amazon link is to the right and even earns me 2 cents a book.


Unknown said...

John Gallagher was one of my favorite cartoonists in the 1950's & '60's. Of course, Dell published tons of his stuff. He began appearing in Collier's around 1954 and soon became a regular at True and Saturday Evening Post as well. John's younger brother was George Gately, creator of the popular comic strip Heathcliff. John also worked with his brother on this strip.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Thanks for the information. I didn't know that (and willl send it on to my Dutch collegues at Lambiek).