Sunday, May 1, 2016

Peter Arno and Otto Soglow in the Operating Room

Was cartoonist Otto Soglow aware of a drawing that Peter Arno published in College Humor? Were the New Yorker's editors? Here are two cartoons published more than four years apart in the different magazines. Both cartoons have similar setups but different payoffs. Might Soglow perhaps have seen the Arno drawing? It's a medical mystery.

"Peter Arno's "Side-Show," College Humor, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1937, page 11

Otto Soglow, The New Yorker, January 24, 1942, page 14

Note:  If the Arno image from College Humor, Vol. 6, No. 2, dated October 1937 looks familiar, that's because it appeared on this blog in my March 25 post. The magazine I photographed is part of the Steven Boss humor magazine collection at Columbia University located in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Comics librarian Karen Green is the person to contact regarding access to the collection. Why should I have all the fun?

Otto Soglow doesn't get nearly enough play on this blog. Whose fault is that?

Peter Arno: The Mad, Mad World of The New Yorker's Greatest Cartoonist by Michael Maslin is at the top of my reading list.

Peter Arno posts on Ink Spill. 

Peter Arno in Chris Wheeler's Cartoon(ist) Gallery. 

Peter Arno in the April 26 Record.

Peter Arno in April's Vanity Fair

Peter Arno in the March 29 Wall Street Journal. 

Peter Arno posts here on Attempted Bloggery. 


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