Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Pictorial Review: Barbara Shermund and Julian de Miskey

Dick Buchanan has dipped into his Cartoon Clip Files and sent along three full color scans from Pictorial Review. There are two covers, one from 1948 by Barbara Shermund and the other from 1949 by Julian de Miskey. From the 1949 issue he has also included a page of Shermund’s Sallies, a regular feature consisting of two color cartoons.

Regarding Pictorial Review, Dick writes, "This was a Sunday supplement which (I believe) originated with the Chicago Herald American and was distributed by King Features Syndicate to other papers. The only other paper I see from eBay research is the Sun-Telegraph..."

A new listing on eBay indicates that we can also include the San Francisco Examiner. There are probably a number of other newspapers as well. These cartoons were distributed to hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of homes around the country.

"I'm going to try to dig up a man!"
Barbara Shermund
Pictorial Review, July 18, 1948

Scan by Dick Buchanan

"Dear, I simply must get away for a couple of weeks' rest."
Julian de Miskey
Pictorial Review, January 16, 1949

Scan by Dick Buchanan

"She's so dumb she thinks minks are little animals!"
* * *
"Joe's kept his word all these years—
he's never looked at another woman!"

Barbara Shermund

Shermund's Sallies
Pictorial Review,
January 16, 1949, page 8

Scan by Dick Buchanan

  My thanks to Dick Buchanan who now makes his thirty-ninth contribution to this blog with his scans of rarely-seen work by Barbara Shermund and Julian de Miskey from Pictorial Review. Dick maintains the priceless Dick Buchanan Cartoon Clip Files and only he knows what forgotten gems will be next to emerge. He contributes regularly to Mike Lynch Cartoons, most recently a post for the holidays entitled "From the Dick Buchanan Files: Winter and Holiday Gag Cartoons 1939 - 1955." There's the link in aqua. You know what to do with it.

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