“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
"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?"
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."
From Jul/Aug 1999
"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
"Aileen can't speak right now.
She's been making brandied peaches all afternoon."
From July 28, 1956