Sunday, July 22, 2018

Harry Haenigsen in College Humor, January 1940

It seems fitting to resurrect a 1940 gag cartoon by Harry Haenigsen in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Shark Week. If nothing else, this groaner demonstrates the importance of the hyphen in the term man-eating shark.

Harry Haenigsen
College Humor, January 1940, Vol 11, No. 1, page 29

Note: This is the first appearance of cartoonist Harry Haenigsen here on Attempted Bloggery. To me, this cartoon recalls the stylized multipanel gags of Otto Soglow. According to Ink Spill, Haenigsen published work in the New Yorker from 1931 to 1939, which places this cartoon just after that. In 1943, Haenigsen was to launch the popular newspaper comic strip Penny.


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