I few months ago while perusing some books at a tiny little booth tucked in the back of the Chicago Wizard World, I came across a copy of “Best Cartoons of the Year 1962,” edited by Lawrence Lariar.
These are wonderful collections, and I try to pick up good copies when I run across them, but this particular book was special.
Inside, nestled amongst the pages, were clippings from the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. A few have dates, but most don’t; but it looks like most of them are at least 40 years old.
What I like about this, is that the person who owned this book really really loved cartoons. It’s one thing to clip them out and hang ’em on the fridge, it’s entirely another to carefully file them away inside a book like this.
Anyway, I’ve included some below, and I’ve created a Flickr set of everything I found in the book.
(Just for fun, I’ve also scanned in the backs of the clippings. I thought it was fun to see what was on the other side.)