Friday, January 19, 2018

Syd Hoff: Count Ten

Pins and needles, needles and pins, a happy man is a man that grins.
—"The Honeymooners"
Season 1, Episode 24, 1956

Have a seat. Take a deep breath. Relax. Read.

Syd Hoff
Count Ten

The American Magazine,
Vacation Issue 1942, page 103

Scan by Dick Buchanan

Note:  My thanks are given once again to Dick Buchanan for providing us with this soothing scan. Dick avidly maintains the legendary Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip Files and he regularly contributes to Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a superb post entitled, "From the Dick Buchanan Files: William Steig Gag Cartoons 1946 - 1965." You simply can't do better than that.

Cartoonist Syd Hoff was a mere 29 years old when this little Count Ten gem was published. Sit back and learn more about Syd Hoff on the Syd Hoff website here, on Ink Spill here, and on Christopher Wheeler's Cartoon(ist) Gallery here.

Count Ten must have been a series. Surely there's a lot more out there. Attempted Bloggery
 eagerly awaits your scans or photographs of original art by Syd Hoff as well as published rarities (gag cartoons, illustrations, advertisements, and what-have-you) not otherwise available online. Other installments of Count Ten, if there are any, are needed pronto. I'm waiting, people.

September 3, 2018 Update:  Another publsihed page of Count Ten by Syd Hoff is posted on

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