Thursday, January 18, 2018

Syd Hoff: Trouble is Brewing

In the October 1945 issue of True, Staff Sergeant George Ammerman drily asks what happens when American armed forces find themselves stationed in remote corners of the world lacking appropriate alcohol provisions. It turns out the American soldier is capable of great resourcefulness in addressing such a critical shortage, no doubt putting the soldiers of other nations to shame. Syd Hoff provides two thirst-quenching illustrations.

Syd Hoff
"Trouble is Brewing" by S/ Sgt. George Ammerman
True, October 1945, page 77
Scan by Dick Buchanan

Note:  My thanks to Dick Buchanan for providing us with this scan. Dick 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." It's not to be missed.

Learn more about the talented Syd Hoff on the Syd Hoff website here, on Ink Spill here, and on Christopher Wheeler's Cartoon(ist) Gallery
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