Comic Strip History, Lessons 528 – 532


An actual lesson…

How To Be A Cartoonist by Chas. H. Kuhn

Kuhn was a working cartoonist who created freelance illustrations, editorial cartoons, and a syndicated comic strip for half a century, from 1919 to 1969. His comic strip “Grandma,” which I hadn’t heard of, began in 1947 when he was 55 years old and ran until he retired in ’69. He also wrote a few other instructional books like the one I found.

Brian Fies presents a 1936 art instruction booklet.




Charles Schulz’s Peanuts Comic Book Gallery

Michael J. Vassallo runs down the comic book appearances of 1950s/1960s Peanuts.




Elmo by Cecil Jenson

Elmo was an odd fit for the Register and Tribune Syndicate, an Iowa-based concern that trafficked in America’s dullest strips. Jane Arden, Jack Armstrong, Ned Brant, Off the Record and other R&T features were popular—Arden was in hundreds of American papers. The syndicate was commercially successful, if artistically bankrupt, before Jensen showed up.

Frank M. Young takes a look at cartoonist Jenson and his Elmo comic strip (part one).

update: And here is Part Two.




Historic Comics Page

The September 3, 1932 Staten Island Advance comics page (click on the image twice to supersize).




Say! S’Matter with Nippy’s Pop?

When Richard Marschall met Charles Payne.

That whole Yesterday’s Papers website is well worth browsing.