Thursday, October 12, 2017

William Von Riegen in College Humor, August 1937

A cartoon by William Von Riegen from the August 1937 issue of College Humor imagines just what can happen when signs are interpreted a little too earnestly.

"I'm going to be married."
William Von Riegen
College Humor, Vol. 5, No. 4, August 1937, page 61
Scanned by Dick Buchanan

Note:  My thanks to Dick Buchanan for putting his superb scanning skills to work for the greater good. He contributes regularly to Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a fine piece on Orlando Busino.

Information please? Industrious readers who would like to contribute scans or photos of published rarities or original art by William Von Riegen are welcome. Me, I can barely turn my scanner on.

Biographical notes on the artist from may be found here.

Von Riegen's figure drawings from Gene Byrnes's Complete Guide to Cartooning may be seen here.

A very brief biographical line on Von Riegen appears on the The New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z of Ink Spill.

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