Sunday, June 24, 2018

Otto Soglow: It's The Law! by Dick Hyman, Part 2

Readers may recall that It's the Law! was a regular cartoon feature that appeared in the pages of The American Magazine from 1934 to 1956. The series highlighted some of the more absurd laws that were (and perhaps still are) on the books in this country. The series was written by Dick Hyman and it was illustrated with great jurisprudence by Otto Soglow. Here are five more pages from the series provided by Dick Buchanan from his Cartoon Clip Files. This time we begin in June of 1949 with a law that can only be described as asinine.

Otto Soglow
It's the Law! by Dick Hyman
The American Magazine, June 1949, page 70

Scan by Dick Buchanan



Otto Soglow
It's the Law! by Dick Hyman
The American Magazine, March 1951, page 64


Scan by Dick Buchanan


Otto Soglow
It's the Law! by Dick Hyman
The American Magazine, May 1951, page 70

Scan by Dick Buchanan



Otto Soglow
It's the Law! by Dick Hyman
The American Magazine, August 1951, page 72

Scan by Dick Buchanan


Otto Soglow
It's the Law! by Dick Hyman
The American Magazine, 
September 1951, page 72
Scan by Dick Buchanan




Note:  Once again my thanks go to Dick Buchanan for providing Attempted Bloggery with great scans from the legendary Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip Files. For two years now Dick has contributed regularly to Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a post entitled "From the Dick Buchanan Files: Totally Wordless Gag Cartoons 1948 - 1965."

Readers looking for further examples of It's the Law! by Dick Hyman with illustrations by Otto Soglow that were collected for Reader's Digest are referred back to Mike Lynch Cartoons. The blog's 2013 post is called "IT'S AGAINST THE LAW by Dick Hyman and Otto Soglow."


Quick Links to the Attempted Bloggery Archives:

Otto Soglow

Otto Soglow:  It's The Law! by Dick Hyman, Part 1

Dick Buchanan




Me, I plead the Fifth.

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