Monday, January 20, 2014

Signed by George Price and Richard McCallister

Cartoonist George Price is known for his angular characters with their distinctive quirks of personality who often surround themselves with ungainly clutter. He attended high school in Fort Lee, New Jersey, a community whose politically-orchestrated traffic jams have made the national news of late.

Gagman and occasional cartoonist Richard McCallister collaborated with George Price on the 1940 book Good Humor Man, which he "compiled and edited." The book was signed by both men on the front free endpaper to one Jean Crawford at what well might have been a book signing circa 1940. The book is now in the collection of longtime reader and contributor David from Manhattan, who acquired it at Strand, New York's great independent bookstore.
Front free endpaper signed and inscribed "Richard McCallister" and "Geo. Price/to Jean Crawford"

Good Humor Man, 1940

Photo courtesy David from Manhattan

George Price
Good Humor Man, 1940, compiled and edited by Richard McCallister

Note: Earlier blog posts about cartoonist George Price may be read here.

Mike Lynch Cartoons has an excellent post on this very book here.

More signed books may be seen here.

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