Friday, December 08, 2017

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 3

What is she doing at home? It's Friday! It's date night! Time to go to the "Fish Under the Sea" dance or whatever, right?

OK, daddy-o, here's another sampling of gag cartoons from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. It was edited and is copyright 1959 by Lawrence Lariar, and published by Dodd, Mead.

Part one
Part two

Thursday, December 07, 2017

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 2

Here are some gag cartoons, fresh from 1959, culled from the book TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Published by Dodd, Mead, the book was edited and copyright that year by Lawrence Lariar.

Part one is here.

Want more? Part one is here.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

TEENSVILLE U.S.A. Edited by Lawrence Lariar Part 1

There is nothing like a teenager. You know teenagers. They hog the phone, they date, they listen to their 45s, they hang out at the malt shop. And none of them have heard of an iPhone ... at least that's the way things were in the hardcover gag cartoon collection TEENSVILLE U.S.A., which is copyright 1959 by prolific gag cartoon collection editor Lawrence Lariar. Here are some cartoons from that dusty tome.

My thanks to my friend Adrian Sinnott for his copy of  TEENSVILLE U.S.A.

-- Edited from a September 5, 2012 blog entry.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Christmas with Vintage Comic Strips and Cartoonists

Above: Polly and Her Pals Sunday page by Cliff Sterrett.

Merry Christmas from some great cartoonists and their creations!

Jack Markow:

Katy Keene comic book cover by Bill Woggon:

Steve Canyon and cast by Milton Caniff:

A 1967 Dennis the Menace comic book cover by Hank Ketcham (or, more likely, by one of his talented assistants):

Joe Palooka and Santa on the cover of Big Shot comics!

Otto Soglow's The Little King with a Christmas card:

1975 Mad Magazine cover by Norman Mingo:

Vintage Charles Schulz Peanuts comic strip wrapping paper via

Of course, a Red Ryder ad:

Stan Lynde's Rick O'Shay:

A 1960s Walt Disney Christmas Parade comic book cover:

Walt Kelly's Pogo Possum, back when it was a Dell comic book: