Cartoons: The Fine Art of Funny

These cartoonists have humor down to a fine art!

Dog sniffing a tree painting

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Couple upset and disappointed about the art during an exhibit.
“He’s crazy? What about us? We paid fifty cents to get in.”
Chon Day
November 2, 1957

 

Sculptor cutting the off of his sculpture while chiseling the word "FRUSTRATION" on it.
Walt Wetterberg
November 9, 1957

 

Two patrons admiring an artists nude painting during an art exhibit
“An excellent example of his you-know-what period.”
Chon Day
October 4, 1958

 

Dog sniffing a tree painting
Chon Day
August 31,1957

 

Sculptor struggles to get his arms through the limbs of his sculpture.
Walt Wetterberg
August 16, 1958

 

Artist presents his goofy take on Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker"
“I call it ‘The Non-Thinker.’”
Jeff Keate
August 10, 1957

 

Sculptor finds himself trapped on a large stone block.
“Help!”
Geo Gately
August 2, 1958

 

Museum employee discovers that this version of Whistler's Mother is a forgery after seeing it has a television in it.
What makes you think it’s a forgery?”
Kaz (Larry Katzman)
February 23, 1957

 

Artist presents his self-portrait that depicts him squinting.
“It was after I did this self-portrait that I found out I needed glasses.”
Bram
November 15, 1958

 

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Comments

  1. It’s hard to pick a favorite here, but I gotta go with number #4 or the opening picture. Painting or not, that Beagle’s about 2 seconds from lifting his leg on that tree without a quick prevention escort outside. After that, number’s 1 and 3 by Chon Day.

    Regarding #1 (in the 2nd picture) I see a Picasso-ish dog possibly trying to flip himself a treat upwards so fast it’s a blur missing his mouth completely, that I see it as an eye. That’s how I FIRST saw it anyway, but may have been wrong. Wow, I’m getting a lot of Peter Max pop art ads off to the side. Now that’s pop up art that’s pretty smart!

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