Sunday, May 24, 2009

The strange world of Virgil Partch (1916-1984)

In the series 'gag de poche' (Dupuis Belgium,1964), grouping masters of humor, there's a booklet I have, that's dedicated to Virgil "VIP" Partch , who was one America's most famous humourists.
His cartoons really have a 'fifties' look.

"Partch is primarily a black humorist with a boldly sardonic bite. While not especially original either in style or in range of humor. Partch's work is immediately identifiable and avoids the anonymity that befalls so many cartoonists. He has enjoyed a long and successful career because of his ability to be consistently amusing in a darkish vein."  (source The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons) Partch died in 1984 in a car accident.

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