Thursday, February 27, 2014

Advertising matchbooks

"Advertising" from the book, CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING by H. Thomas Steele, Jim Heimann and Rod Dyer, published by Abbeville Press.

Copyright © 1987 by Cross River Press, Ltd.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Lime Rock MAD trading cards, Series 1, 1992

Fronts only shown for this series.

Copyright © 1992 Lime Rock International, Inc.

Copyright © 1992 E.C. Publications, Inc.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sergio Aragonés Weird Picture Search

In 2005 and 2006 famous MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragonés did full-page cartoons for WEEKLY WORLD NEWS in his intricate and wall-to-wall, top-to-bottom art style, with every square inch presenting something funny. Here are 12 of his cartoons. They are of the “find the hidden objects” style, and sorry, I have not provided the keys to finding all the objects. You are on your own.

WEEKLY WORLD NEWS is available for free viewing online from Google Books.

Copyright © 2005 Weekly World News

Monday, February 17, 2014

BALLYHOO 1935 “Paris Edition” — Sexy!

BALLYHOO magazine, successful humor publication of the 1930s, with a special Paris edition. The punchlines on many of these cartoons are in French, and if you don’t parley-voo, the translations are on page 32.

I found these scans online, and would like to thank the scanner who did the work and then uploaded them.

Translations here: