Friday, December 22, 2017

Barney Tobey: Santa Who?

Cartoonist Barney Tobey raises a crucial question of identity in this colorful 1950 cartoon from Collier's. Has this heroic Santa remained true to his role, or is he simply too dazed to remember reality? Tobey handles the Christmas crowd deftly. And just take a look at that hood ornament!

"No, no! I mean your real name!"
Barney Tobey
Collier's, December 22, 1950, page 42

Scan by Dick Buchanan

 This post would not be possible without the efforts of Dick Buchanan, who provided this blog with the new-to-the-net color cartoon seen here from the renowned Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip Files. Take it from me: Dick operates a scanner like it's nobody's business. He also contributes regularly 
to Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a post entitled, "From the Dick Buchanan Files: Hank Ketcham Gag Cartoons 1944 – 1952." It's all Pre-Dennis!

Barney Tobey had quite a run on this blog once upon a time, and there is still plenty more work of his to show. Readers are encouraged to contribute scans or photographs of original Tobey art or of seldom-seen published cartoons.

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