Category: 1960’s

King Features “Laff-A-Day”, 1967


This is not the finished drawing of the cartoon as it appeared in print. It is an earlier version from my files. I don’t have a copy of the final drawing, nor do I have a tearsheet of the printed cartoon. But I do know that King Features Syndicate published it as a “Laff-A-Day” panel sometime in 1967.

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King Features “Laff-A-Day”, July 26, 1967


What can I say here? The gag was as old as the hills, even in 1967, and the newsprint color registration was horrendous, but this is an archive of my cartoons and, what the heck, “we all have to start somewhere”.

By the way, thirty years later I sold another version of this gag, with just four sales charts up on the wall. Which charts did I eliminate, and which did I change? You'll just have to wait and see.

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News Front, 1967


OK, President Obama, what are you waiting for? Let's get people like this covered, so their medical charts won't have to go down so dramatically. (This was printed back in 1967, but I guess things haven't changed that much).

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The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 1969


It seems to me now that, in my early cartoons for The Wall Street Journal and other financial publications, I was having a lot of fun with women's ignorance of the technicalities of the stock market and of money matters in general. That's not very true these days, and it's certainly not very p.c. — I doubt if I could get away with a silly gag like this today.

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Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).