When I can’t find any links to the artists I feature, I consult this book. It was written in 1980 but that’s okay because the artist either died before the book was published or didn’t do much since then. I’ve had it since I was a teenager. It’s 676 pages. The editor, Maurice Horn, did all kinds of cartoon and comics history books like The World Encyclopedia of Comics, Sex in the Comics, 100 Years of Newspaper Comics, etc. Most of the art in this book is excerpts and stills from animated films, or in my copy, poor reproductions. However, there are lots of complete cartoons worthy of showing. Here are some which I’ll be showing off each Friday.
The syndicated daily panel Citizen Smith by Dave Gerard.
Political cartoon from 1906 by Frederick Opper of Happy Hooligan fame.
The Cow That Watched Trains Go By, a cartoon from 1875 by Caran D’Ache
The Duel with the Fashionable Pointed Shoes by Adolf Oberländer, from 1885
Love Story ca. 1885, by Alexandre Steinlen