Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cartoons out of my own head by Vip

I'm always happy when I find a little book like this one by Virgil Partch.
"Cartoons out of my own head" is an Original Gold Medal Book, USA, Greenwich, Conn., published April 1964 (126 pages)

On the first page I read:

"Out of the ten or twelve million readers of  FUNNY CARTOONS by VIP and CRAZY CARTOONS by VIP, no more than a mere handful died laughing.

So... the odds are with you.
Don't be half safe!
Buy cartoons out of my head now.

Statistics prove it's lots safer than climbing a stepladder or crossing the street- and lots more fun...

Wikipedia about Virgil Partch:

"Virgil Franklin Partch (October 17, 1916 – August 10, 1984) was one of the most prominent and prolific American magazine gag cartoonists of the 1940s and 1950s. His unusual style, surreal humor and familiar abbreviated signature (VIP) made his cartoons distinctive and eye-catching.

Partch's cartoons expressed a dry, sardonic wit, and his characters were instantly recognizable by their lipless mouths, large triangular noses, thin ankles and thin wrists, and sometimes well-combed bangs. He was a gagwriter for The New Yorker magazine, but his own cartoons were rarely published there because, according to VIP biographer Bhob Stewart, "New Yorker editor Harold Ross couldn't stomach VIP's drawing style."

Learn more:
the strange world of Virgil Partch...

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