Sunday, December 13, 2015

Lee Lorenz: Christmas Dinner

Several rough cartoon sketches by Lee Lorenz have sold quickly on eBay in recent months, but a few themes remain tough sells. Gag cartoons about cannibals and missionaries were once a staple of the New Yorker and other magazines but today they seem racially insensitive, to say the least. This one was likely never published—no great loss. The eBay seller has inexplicably tacked the name Charles Addams onto the listing, perhaps recalling that artist's own series of cartoons on the now taboo subject.

Lee Lorenz, "The worst of it is we were just getting through to them."

EBay Listing 3/2015

Over the last nine months the Buy It Now price has been reduced by $30 to $145.
eBay Listing as of December 12, 2015
eBay Item Description

Note:  For more cartoons about Lee Lorenz, check out the blog archives. There are also more posts about Christmas, and they're more Christmassy than this one.


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