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Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Sports Cartooning: Master of the Sports Page, Karl Hubenthal

Karl Hubenthal

Karl HubenthalKarl HubenthalBefore the development of high speed film stock and long telephoto lenses, newspapers’ sports pages were illustrated with cartoons, not photographs. To be perfectly honest, one baseball game looks pretty much like any other in still photos, so it was the job of the sports cartoonist to get across the spirit of the game in his drawings. Ozark collected clippings by the greatest of all sports cartoonists, Willard Mullin, as well as one I had never heard of before, Karl Hubenthal. Hubenthal drew for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and although I grew up in Los Angeles, my family subscribed to the L.A. Times. I had no idea that this genius cartoonist was working in my own hometown up into the 1980s. His cartoons have phenomenal energy and sense of humor as well as solid draftsmanship.

Bob Staake has created a fantastic website devoted to “Hubie”, as Karl Hubenthal was known to his friends. There’s a fascinating biography as well as a must-read article written by Hubenthal in 1966 titled, “Reflections of an Editorial Cartoonist”. You should take the time to click through and read these. Hubenthal’s career and philosophy are a model for young cartoonists. He studied under Herriman and Mullin, and considered himself part of the continuity of the history of cartooning that stretched back to Daumier, Gillray and Hogarth. There aren’t many cartoonists today with that sort of foundation in the history of their artform.

Here. courtesy of the clip file of Jack Ozark are some great examples of the work of Karl Hubenthal…

DALIES

Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal

SPECIAL EDITION COVERS

Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal

POLITICAL CARTOONS

Karl Hubenthal
Karl Hubenthal

There are a lot more great cartoons in the Ozark files. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see more.

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Archive

Editorial CartoonsEditorial Cartoons

This posting is part of the online Encyclopedia of Cartooning under the subject heading, Editorial Cartoons.

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Inbetweens: Jo-Jo Shares His Treasures

Milt Gross Count Screwloose Nize Baby

Every year at Comic-Con, my pal JoJo Baptista busts his bankroll on old moldy newsprint. He’s generously offered to share his treasures with all of us. Thanks, JoJo!

Milt Gross Count Screwloose Nize Baby

As I always say… if you’re one of those folks who don’t click on the images because you don’t think it’s worth the time it takes to read… YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSING!

First off, here are some of the backsides of one of his best Comic-Con hoardes…

Mutt And Jeff
Moon Mullins
Reglar Fellers
Mr and Mrs
Tillie the Toiler
Tillie the Toiler

And here are the fronts- some prime Milt Gross

Milt Gross Count Screwloose Nize Baby
Milt Gross Count Screwloose Nize Baby
Milt Gross Count Screwloose Nize Baby
Milt Gross Count Screwloose Nize Baby

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Inbetweens: More Fantastic Chicago Examiner Sunday Pages

Chicago Examiner Sunday Page

Here is another batch of Sunday pages from the Chicago Examiner, courtesy of Andy Konkykru of Andy’s Early Comics Archive. There’s some fantastic comics here by Winsor McCay, T.E.Powers, Rudolph Dirks, Jimmy Swinnerton, Frederick Opper, and R.F. Outcault. Where else can you find amazing old stuff like this!

Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page
Chicago Examiner Sunday Page

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources