Friday, March 09, 2018

From the Dich Buchanan Files: Wordless, No-Caption Sight Gag Cartoons 1938 - 1970

There are those that think that wordless magazine panel gag cartoons are the purest. Hey! I am one of those! A single panel cartoon without a caption that just gets its joke across in a few seconds with no line below is wonderful.

Here's my friend Dick Buchanan with some classic examples. Take it away, Mr. Buchanan!

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WORDLESS, NO-CAPTION, SIGHT GAGS. 1938 - 1970

Venturing out of my Greenwich Village garret, I visited my collection and magazines now in deep storage. This foray into Cartoon Clip File has resulted in more vintage cartoons and more vintage gags by the cartoonists who toiled during the mid-century to keep its denizens amused. So, here is another bunch of cartoons with no pesky captions to get in the way . . . no chance of mis-spelling . . . and, best of all, no opportunity for editors to edit their work. Enjoy and laugh if you dare . . .

1. JOHN VINCENT. The Saturday Evening Post December 8, 1951.



2. EVERETT OPIE. True Magazine January, 1967.



3. CLAUDE SMITH. The Saturday Evening Post September 27, 1957.



4. CEM (Charles E. Martin) The Saturday Evening Post circa 1947.



5. SAM GROSS. Laugh Parade May, 1967.




6. FRANK OWEN. The Saturday Evening Post January 31, 1948.



7. TOM HENDERSON. The Saturday Evening Post September 27, 1952.



8. AL JOHNS. The Saturday Evening Post June 20, 1950.



9. SAM COBEAN. Collier’s February 16, 1946.



10. BEN THOMSPON. The Saturday Evening Post March 9, 1949.



11. ROLAND MICHAND. True Magazine June, 1961.



12. PHIL INTERLANDI. Look Magazine February 3, 1959.



13. TOMI UNGERER. For Laughing Out Loud October-December, 1958.




14. CLIFF ROBERTS. True Magazine Jnuay, 1959.


15. BERNARD KLIBAN. Evergreen Review August, 1970.


 Feel the need for more classic gag cartoons? Here's more from the amazing collection of Dick Buchanan:



From the Dick Buchanan Files: William Steig Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1965

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Favorite Gag Cartoons 1947 - 1958

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Hank Ketcham Gag Cartoons 1944 – 1952

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Hank Ketcham Roughs

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Holiday and Winter Cartoons 1948 - 1960

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: More Cops and Robbers Gag Cartoons 1947 - 1968

Dick Buchanan's Favorite Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1964

From the Dick Buchanan Files: More 1960s Cartoons from PUNCH

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Virgil Parch Part One; VIP in the 1940s

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Virgil Parch Part Two; VIP in the 1950s

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Even More Color Cartoons 1940 - 1956

From the Dick Buchanan Files: "Captions? Who Needs 'Em?" Wordless Gag Cartoons 1947 – 1970

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Orlando Busino Gag Cartoons 1956 - 1966

From the Dick Buchanan Files: CARTOONYFELLERS’ DIGEST, "a 1955 rag for cartoonists by cartoonists"

From the Dick Buchanan Files: Magazine Cartoons from Life and Judge 1931 - 38

From the Dick Buchanan Files: June 1953 Cartoonist's Market Newsletter

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: More Mid-Century Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1964

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Color Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1956

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Cops and Robbers Gag Cartoons 1945 - 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: Gahan Wilson: Early Gag Cartoons 1954 - 1964

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Inkyfellers' Gagzette

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: The Years of Al Ross - 1947 – 1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon Files: New Yorker Cartoonists Abroad 1966-1968

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1945 - 1962

From the Dick Buchanan Files: "How I Create Humor" from 1950s - 60s Gag Cartoon Insider Journal "The Information Guide"

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: 1950s Color Magazine Gag Cartoons

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Funny Vintage Magazine Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1963

Dick Buchanan's Cartoon File: Wordless Gag Cartoons 1944-1964

1953 George Booth Drawings for American Legion Magazine

Dick Buchanan: Winter/Christmas/Holiday Gag Cartoons 1940s-60s

Dick Buchanan: Some PUNCH Magazine Cartoons 1948-1963

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1946-64

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1947-62

Dick Buchanan: Some Favorite Magazine Gag Cartoons 1940-60s

Dick Buchanan: Gag Cartoon Clip File 1931-64

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