Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Adolph Schus in College Humor, January 1940

The January 1940 issue of College Humor includes two appearances by cartoonist Adolph Schus, already twice the number he ever had in the New Yorker. In the first of these, the Native American depicted honing his aim has abandoned the traditional bow and arrow. As he's adopted a popular pub game in their place, this gag very well could be making a tasteless reference to Indians and their penchant for alcohol.

Adolph Schus
College Humor, January 1940, Vol 11, No. 1, page 33

The second cartoon takes place in a hospital operating room setting few find reassuring. Who among us feels comfortable with gags premised on running out of general anesthesia?
"We're all out of ether, so I brought a cup of hot milk."
Adolph Schus
College Humor, January 1940, Vol 11, No. 1, page 36

Note:  Adolph Schus is new to the blog. According to Ink Spill, he published one and only one drawing in the New Yorker in 1938.


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