Super I.T.C.H » Blog Archive » The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker, Part 1: Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons, Part 50
Get these books by
Craig Yoe:
Archie's Mad House Krazy Kat & The Art of George Herriman: A Celebration
Archie's Mad House The Carl Barks Big Book of Barney Bear
Archie's Mad House Amazing 3-D Comics
Archie's Mad House Archie's Mad House
Archie's Mad House The Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories
Archie's Mad House The Official Fart Book
Archie's Mad House The Official Barf Book
Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales of Bud Sagendorf
Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond! Archie: Seven Decades of America's Favorite Teenagers... And Beyond!
Dick Briefer's Frankenstein Dick Briefer's Frankenstein
Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women Barney Google: Gambling, Horse Races, and High-Toned Women
Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails Felix The Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails
Klassic Krazy Kool Kids Komics The Golden Collection of Klassic Krazy Kool KIDS KOMICS"
"Another amazing book from Craig Yoe!"
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
Dan DeCarlo's Jetta Dan DeCarlo's Jetta
"A long-forgotten comic book gem."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story The Complete Milt Gross Comic Books and Life Story
"Wonderful!"
-Playboy magazine
"Stunningly beautiful!"
- The Forward
"An absolute must-have."
-Jerry Beck
CartoonBrew.com
The Art of Ditko
The Art of Ditko
"Craig's book revealed to me a genius I had ignored my entire life."
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
The Greatest Anti-War Cartoons
The Great Anti-War Cartoons
Introduction by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus
"Pencils for Peace!"
-The Washington Post
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
Boody: The Bizarre Comics of Boody Rogers
"Crazy, fun, absurd!"
-Mark Frauenfelder
BoingBoing.net
More books by Craig Yoe
Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker, Part 1: Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons, Part 50

Already having one Wall Street serialization going, it’s time to begin posting yet a second series! This has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve entrapped myself by saying that I would post banking/stock market-related cartoons daily, until Congress passed the latest Wall Street Reform legislation. No. No. Nothing at all to do with that… 

Today, we present Part 1 of The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker, by Trevor Michael Grover. Grover was himself a banker, beginning work at the Canadian Bank of Commerce on April 17th, 1913. While there, he produced a series of drawings about the fictional John Silverthorne – Banker, which appeared in the Toronto publication, Saturday Night. These were collected in 1914 by Canadian Art Publishers, into the book whose cover you see below. On January 25th, 1916, Grover enlisted in WW I, serving in the 166th Canadian Battalion and the 11th Infantry Brigade, during which he produced sketches from the Front, which were published in the Canadian Courier. This information is from the Canadian Bank of Commerce book, Letters from the Front, Being a record of the part played by officers of the Bank in the great war, 1914-1919 (Volume 2). Beyond that point, I’ve found no record of Trevor Grover’s activities. We will hope he returned from the War, and led a happy banking life.

So. let’s begin! Here’s Part 1, of The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker:

Click on any picture, to see an enlarged version.

Part Two will appear within the coming week.

Click here to find both the prior Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons entries, and related I.T.C.H. posts. This series will continue, while the debate on financial reforms continues in Congress (except Mondays and holidays, on which I already had other material planned).

Doug Wheeler

financial reform


Doug

View the entire blog

One Response to “The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker, Part 1: Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons, Part 50”

  1. Super I.T.C.H » Blog Archive » The Career of John Silverthorne — Banker, Part 2: Wall Street Frauds Make Wonderful Cartoons, Part 52 Says:

    [...] published in the Toronto periodical, Saturday Night, and then collected in book form, in 1914. Click here to find Part [...]

I.T.C.H is looking forward to your thoughts. Please, no flame. Thanks!

SUBSCRIBE