Case in point No. 2 in this ongoing feature, is everybody’s favorite cartoonist, the late, great Chon (Chauncey) Day.
These four cartoons appeared in that same 1944 hardcover cartoon anthology that I mentioned before, “The Good Humor Book”. I defy anyone to attribute these cartoons to Chon Day, if his famous signature was not there on the bottom of each one.
Remember, “we all have to start somewhere”.
I’m also posting a photo of Chon Day from April 1958. He’s giving a chalk talk to the Providence, RI, Art Club and he’s dressed as his cartoon character, Brother Sebastian. Cartoon Editor Gurney Williams was also a guest speaker on that occasion. This photo was lifted from Gurney Williams “Memos”, his free handout to visiting cartoonists, which I’ve written about before in Eli’s Corner.
To see Chon Day’s cartoons from when he was in his prime, check any major publication from later years, including The New Yorker, or look him up in The Cartoon Bank. Chon Day