Dr. Seuss Goes to Sea with Essomarine

Here are eight Essomarine ads from the late 1930s, all illustrated by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss). They appeared in Motor Boating magazine, a periodical devoted to the yachting crowd and are quite scarce. Plus a 1929 cartoon from the old Life humor magazine by Seuss on the Swiss Language.  

Comic Relief: Recalling Lost Laughs From the 50s.

Two dozen cartoons from the golden age of the mag gag. Back in the 1950s magazine publishing was in it’s heyday. Millions of Americans enjoyed the content that mass market periodicals brought into their homes every week. Television broadcasting was in its infancy. Most households turned to reading for information and entertainment. Magazines like The […]

Burger Chef & Jeff Comic Strips

As the writer-art director, I hired a number of different artists to complete the finished art. Frank Page, Leo Monahon and Marty Murphy among them. Most of the visuals shown of various promotions were drawn by Frank Page, a successful Los Angeles illustrator who had just the right design sense for the material. By the […]

Burger Chef Promotions and Puzzles.

by Dick Chodkowski. In the course of the six years that Burger Chef ran the campaign, literally hundreds of promotional pieces were created by the Ogilvy and Mather team in Los Angeles including tattoos, glass designs, decals, buttons, comic books and puzzles. Here are some puzzles. Magician Burgerini’s rabbit is lost and he’s asking for […]

Bugs Bunny Addendum

A few more images to celebrate Bugs Bunny’s birth, yesterday with the release of “A Wild Hare,” by Dick Chodkowski – Gagster Chod                

Best Ears of Our Lives

On this day in 1940  Bugs Bunny made his debut in “A Wild Hare.” by Dick Chodkowski – @GagsterChod I wanted to lift every word from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Wild_Hare  because it’s interesting if this is your thing. Sure, I could have rewritten it for this post – but someone else deserves credit for the very neat coverage. […]

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