Monday, April 24, 2017

Beautiful little things: Ben-Day Dots (updated with new images)

I've been scanning in color and black and white cartoon images from old newspapers (1940s, 1950s) and when seen up close, they have their own kind of raw beauty. (Click on the images to enlarge them.)

An off-registration panel from the early 1950s:

Lichty's Grin and Bear It:

Two panels from a color cartoon published in 1952:

Iconic comic strip heroine, Nancy, created by Ernie Bushmiller in 1933. Nancy actually had a last name, Ritz.

This is what a small image from a magazine - perhaps 1"x1" - looks like when it's blown up: