Thursday, June 12, 2014

Laugh with Some Wordless Cartoons

The San Francisco Main Library has some great exhibits, they running one now called "You Don't Say", which is a small history of Wordless Cartoons:

The first three are from Henry or HM Bateman (1887-1970) who was a British Cartoonist:

A book of Bateman's drawings 1925
His book Burlesques-1916

Here some other wordless cartoonists:

The French political cartoonist Jean Veber (1864-1928)-1901
The German Humorist Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908)
The work of  the Swiss cartoonist Rodolphe Topffer (1799-1846)
One of George Herriman (1880-1944) Krazy Kat's books (1934). Herriman was a huge influence on modern cartoonists like Charles Schultz, Bill Watterson and my favorite R. Crumb among others

"Sad Sack" by Sgt. George Baker (1915-1975)
"The Prints of Paper-A Political and Satirical History of the Years 1756, 1757, 1758, 1759 and 1760" (above and below):

Mad Magazine's Don Martin (1931-2000) and his great SPY vs. SPY
Alternative cartoonist Peter Kuper (1958-)
Sentinel Louie (1936) by O (Otto). Soglow (1900-1975) who also penned by The Little King below:

The Little King (1938)
Hope you got a little laugh from them.


  1. Love your post! I actually remember one or two of these! GASP
    I blog about my travels and hope you will stop by

    1. Thanks. I did also.

      I went by your blog and really enjoyed it.

  2. i absolutely love the main library. i did the tour one day during a time when i was laid off. good times! anyhow, the tour was great. have you done that before? i recommend it.

    1. I need to do that. I did get a tour 16 years ago of all the things in the library they have for the visually impaired but not the whole library-I think that would be fun.


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