Sometimes in the amazing ignorance I hear things and see things I never knew I heard and saw before

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Esquire Cartoon Album (William Heinemann 1958)

Recent find - the 25th anniversary volume. The cartoons range from 1933 to 1956, but sadly aren't dated and there are no credits. As you can imagine, it's a goldmine of quality illustration, so I'll be posting more later. Starting with the black and white work, these are only some of the best. I'm sure you'll agree that the art  transcends the idea of merely being a vehicle for a joke. Most of the jokes aren't that funny, but I do like the picketing fleas featured below, and the idea of the moon as advertising space.












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