A Salute to John Gallagher, gag cartoonist

When I was a young teenager, I had dreams of being a gag cartoonist for the magazines. I remember leafing through old periodicals our neighbors were throwing out: The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's, True, Look and others from the glorious 1950s, the golden age of the one panel cartoon. There were dozens of names I looked for, but John Gallagher was my favorite. It was a combination of his broad, big-nose drawing style and the brief captions that worked for me. His action-packed cartoon delivered the laugh. Here's what I'm talking about.

True Magazine, 1960

Saturday Evening Post, 1955

Saturday Evening Post, 1953

Saturday Evening Post, 1954

Saturday Evening Post, 1950s

Colliers, 1951

True Magazine, 1957

Saturday Evening Post, 1957

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