For Valentine’s Day, we present this sweet story by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, most popularly known for his great American Masterpiece painting, “Dogs Playing Poker”. Signed “Kash”, this set of ten cards telling a story, sold for $1.00 when it was published in 1877. Enjoy. Doug Wheeler ValentinesDay
Before my computer issues, I started a brand spanking new blog back at the beginning of the month. SHADES OF GRAY celebrates the artwork of the late comic book artist and sci-fi illustrator Gray Morrow. I was hoping to have it all painted and shiny before going public but at least I’ve got some content [...]
More proof of how purchasing the correct product can lead to Romance! You might even snag European Royalty! This circa 1870s cartoon advertisement for Van Buskirk’s Fragrant Sozodont tooth wash, was illustrated by comic artist Gray Parker, known for his depictions of social life amongst New York City’s aristocracy, of which he was a member. He continued [...]
He’ll be a bit old by now, though, as this comic strip advertisement is from 1886 (artist unknown). In honor of the commercialization of Romance and this weekend’s approaching Valentine’s Day, I’ll be posting a number of cartoon advertisements touting how to attain love via the correct product purchase. Enjoy today’s entry, as you suck in those waists for Love! [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s is for lovers and today is the first day for a new blog for lovers… of Arf. Arf in my mind is all good things related to comics and cartoons. Walt Disney said, “I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.” I feel just like that, except I’m not monogamous. [...]