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Magazine Cartoons and Cartoonists Trivia Quiz
Magazine Cartoons Quiz
Think you're old enough to do well on this little magazine cartoon trivia quiz? Did you grow up during one of the golden ages of magazine cartoons in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s or 1960s when these funny little drawings appeared in virtually every periodical in the country? Were you a fan of the magazine gag panel cartoons of the type that used to appear in almost every magazine published in the US in previous decades; not only the New Yorker, but Look, Saturday Review, Saturday Evening Post, National Enquirer, Parade, This Week, Highlights, Boys Life and everything in between?? When you were a kid, did you wait by the mailbox, as I did, when you knew your favorite magazine chockfull of cartoons was soon to arrive? When your mom sent you to the drugstore for a bottle of aspirin, did you have trouble prying yourself away from the magazine rack? If this sounds like you, you might do very well on this little magazine toon quiz on cartoons if the '50s.'. Hope you enjoy this pop culture trivia questions and answers!
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Look Magazine Logo from the 1960's
LOOK on the Light Side
Look Magazine was a general interest bi-weekly similar in presentation to Life Magazine. It began publication in early 1937 and continued until 1971. Look was one of my personal favorites during my preteen and teen years because it included lots photo stories and, best of all, several cartoons in each issue. Gurney Williams was Look's cartoon editor. Among the cartoonists who work was featured in their "Look on the Light Side" page were Bill Hoest (of "Lockhorns" fame), Vahan Shirvanian, Sasha Richter, J.B. Handelsman, Charles Martin, Chon Day and Stan Fine. Little did I know as I paged through Look in the 1950s and 1960s that one day I would write gags for some of these folks! If you're a lover of magazine cartoons and cartoonists, and a child of the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s, you probably familiar with Look. And you probably did very well on my classic cartoons trivia questions.
Funny Gag Cartoon Collections - From Amazon.com
Find gag cartoon collections by some of your favorite gag cartoonists at Amazon.com. You can find cartoon anthologies by Sam Gross, Leo Cullum, and Danny Shanahan. The compilation of well-known master of the ghoulish toon, Gahan Wilson shown below is a must-have for any serious student of macabre visual humor. His darkly humorous work, appearing regularly in Playboy and the New Yorker, among other venues, for over fifty years has been called "playfully grotesque." Wilson won the National Cartoonists Society's Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
Saturday Evening Post
Saturday Evening Post
Until 1960, the venerable Saturday Evening Post (first appearing in 1821!) was published, as the name suggests, every Saturday; that is, once a week. The magazine, at one time boasting the largest circulation for a weekly American magazine, featured human interest stories, short fiction, a recap of current events, editorials and illustrations. Fiction writers over the decades included such luminaries as Ray Bradbury, Agatha Christie, Ogden Nash, Dorothy Parker, John Steinbeck and William Saroyan. This was another of the magazines I eagerly looked forward to as a kid, mainly because of both the frequent Norman Rockwell illustrations on the cover and, of course, the cartoons on the inside. My favorite cartoonists included Ted Keys ("Hazel"), Phil Interlandi, Chon Day, Misha Richter, Peter Paul Porges, Jerry Marcus and Bill Yates.
The Post continues today as a six-times-a-year general interest publication and is owned by the Saturday Evening Post Society. visit their website here for subscription information.
Magazine Cartoons Are Harder To Find Today
Magazines are few and far between, today. Fewer magazines are using them on a regular basis. The most famous and most prolific user of gag cartoons is the New Yorker, as has been the case for over 90 years, since it was founded by Harold Ross on February 21, 1925.
Lots of New Yorker cartoon anthologies have been published over the years, including the one shown below.