Saturday, September 8, 2007

More Syverson

Posted by request of Thad K.

Somewhere I have the original issue of SATURDAY EVENING POST that features the fishing gag, complete with little marginal gags fleshing it out. Finding and scanning them will happen someday, but I don't know when...






I love how cute the lady looks when she's kissing the man in the wrecked car. Somehow she goes from looking crazed in the previous panel to looking adorable in the second.

7 comments:

mamafrog said...

Is Syverson the artist behind the "You want it when?" cartonn with all the little characters falling around laughing at someone who's standing there?

Will Finn said...

mamafrog: the general consensus is yes, although it is unsigned. it may have been used as banner in saturday evening post, where most of these originated. he seems to have done hundreds of them, and that one was generic enough to probably use, although the caption was probably added by someone else.

i saw the umpteenth (bad) rip off of that cartoon on a huge hand-done sign in burbank recently. i like to publish these cartoons to give credit to the guy, and his rich body of cartoons and illustrations. there are many others here on the blog if you want to check out previous month's posts.

Thad K said...

Hey Will-
Thanks, these are absolutely great.

I was just joshin' in the last comment. Your personal cartooning style is so obviously influenced by him! I couldn't help thinking of him with your last (great) drawing.

Will Finn said...

joshin' taken in the spirit it was given. requests are welcome tho' and i was glad you mentioned it. sometimes when i put his stuff up there are so few comments that i can't tell if people like them that much (although i know that isn't neccesarily a reflection).

i have some very early syversons that show the evolution of this style and will post those later. having his art right next to my fossil fools panel does show the influence, but he is the master to be sure... so much for my gag about originality!

Bruce said...

Please post some more Syverson art. His stuff is creat to look at, and it's alot of fun too.

Kevin said...

Hey Will - I remember reading these cartoons as a kid as we always got the Post. I'd never read the articles in the magazine, just look for the cartoons. Great stuff! Haven't seen it or thought about it in such a long time. Thanks. More please!

Craig D said...

The next time somebody requests some Syverson scans, you should say:

"You want it when?!?!?"

Because, well, you know...