Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hank Ketcham: Those Great Patriots

A color cartoon by Hank Ketcham that appeared in Collier's in the summer of 1949 takes us to Coney Island for a reflection on the meaning of Independence Day. Big, boxy portable radios are the hot new technology; the compact transistor radio is not yet on the scene. Another postwar innovation shown here is the bikini. Ketcham now is within two years of creating his iconic comic strip Dennis the Menace.

Hank Ketcham
"Today, we in America are paying tribute
to those great patriots, John Hancock,
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin..."
Collier's, July 9, 1949, page 46
Scan by Dick Buchanan

Note:  Today, we in America send our thanks to Dick Buchanan for providing Attempted Bloggery with a beautiful scan from the legendary Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip Files. This is his 29th contribution here. For two years and change Dick has contributed regularly to Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a seasonal post entitled "From the Dick Buchanan Files: Summer Gag Cartoons 1949 - 1954."

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