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Chon Day Cartoons

Published: December 6, 2011

“I can’t even use my initials,” said Chauncey Addison Day. Signing his cartoons “Chon Day”, he was a cartoonist for The Saturday Evening Post from 1934 until his death in 2000. Here is a selection depicting why Day’s career was so long-lasting. The man was simply funny. (If you think the one below that references Kennedy and Nixon is from 1960, you would be right!)

“Woman On Scales” From Nov/Dec 1998


"Woman On Scales"
From Nov/Dec 1998

"You could have licked him 10 years ago. Of course ten years ago he would have been 13 years old. “Boxer” From Jul/Aug 2000


"You could have licked him 10 years ago.
Of course ten years ago he would have been 13 years old."
From Jul/Aug 2000

 "There goes the picture tube. Well, Mabel, how have you been the last few years?" -“TV" From Jan/Feb 82”


"There goes the picture tube.
Well, Mabel, how have you been the last few years?"
From Jan/Feb 82

"It was a sports accident. My husband was run over by a vacuum cleaner while watching a baseball game on TV."-“Sports Accident” From Jul/Aug 1999


"It was a sports accident.
My husband was run over by a vacuum cleaner
while watching a baseball game on TV."
From Jul/Aug 1999

"Chicken soup will work without a booster shot." From Jan/Feb 1998


"Chicken soup will work without a booster shot."
From Jan/Feb 1998

"Nonsense. Why, 68 isn't as old as Kennedy and Nixon combined." From Oct 22, 1960


"Nonsense. Why, 68 isn't as old as Kennedy and Nixon combined."
From Oct 22, 1960

"Aileen can't speak right now. She's been making brandied peaches all afternoon." From July 28, 1956


"Aileen can't speak right now.
She's been making brandied peaches all afternoon."
From July 28, 1956

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  • Mary Jones

    I have enjoyed these very much. Made for a better day for me.

  • Andrew R. VanSickle

    Droll . . . very droll ! He is missed.

    A. R. VanS.

  • Charles Neumann

    I remember Mr. Day’s cartoons from the 1970’s on quite well. Sorry to hear he is dead, but he had a very long career and brought smiles and laughs to millions over the years. Thank you for this article.

  • DELORES SOMMER

    Cartoons, you just have to love them. They made my day. Thanks. Your magazine is the best. You feel like it is an old friend. It is hard to get rid of. You want to keep it forever.

  • Dr. Don Rhudy

    Thanks for these reprints. I remember nearly all of them. I began reading The Post cartoons when I was seven years old in 1944. My mom sold subsriptions and we always had a Post around, and saved them all for many years.