PHONOTOONS

Assorted Post 1950 Cartoons, Comics & Humor with Phonograph Connections

 

 

 

 

 

Frank and Ernest

Artist: Bob Thaves, 2002

"Mary had a little lamb..." were the first words reported spoken by Edison into his tinfoil phonograph on December 6, 1877 at Menlo Park, NJ.

 



 

Courtesy of John Harnbrock and the cartoonistgroup.com

 

 

 

 

 


Irwin Caplan, ca.1950

 

 

 



The Saturday Evening Post, January 1, 1955

 

 

 



 

25 Watt Hi-Fi

Artist: Charles Rodrigues, HiFi & Music Review reprinted in February 1958 Stereo Review



 

 

Etta Kett by Paul Robinson, 1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nancy, 1961 - Courtesy Ernie Bushmiller and United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


 




November 1963



 

 

 

Artist: Charles Rodrigues, February 1968 HiFi / Stereo Review

 

 

 

 

Artist: Charles Rodrigues, September 1975 Stereo Review







Artist: Charles Rodrigues, Stereo Review, August 1980










 

 

Artist: Charles Rodrigues, November 1980 HiFi / Stereo Review







 

The Purists

Artist: Unknown

 









Perry Barlow, The New Yorker








 

Herman, February 11, 1987 Courtesy of Jim Unger

 

 

 

 

 

Celestion Speakers Ad, Audio magazine 1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Family Cirus, February 11, 1987 Courtesy of Bill Keane








Test Record - Second Opinion

Artist: Charles Rodrigues, Stereo Review, May 1987




 

 




 

 





Charles Rodrigues, November 1990 Stereo Review






 

Lincoln Journal, October 3, 1991








 

June 22, 1991 Courtesy of Jim Unger

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's a Record?

Artist: Bill Amend, 1998









Dagwood, 2001

Artist: Dean Young & Denis Lebrun, 7-1-2001

 

 

 

 

Bob Thaves, Frank and Ernest April 13, 2003

 






 

Courtesy of Syncopated Times

 

 





 

Blondie, 2012

©King Features Syndicate, 6-25-2012

 

 

 

 

 

Calvin and Hobbes, September 2014

Artist: Bill Watterson

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Buckets - LPs vs. CDs

Artist: Greg Cravens, October 7, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Attraction of Vinyl

Artist: Gregory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old-School Music Streaming

Artist: Bizarro, 2018

 

 

 

 












 

R. Crumb, 2005

 

 

 

 

Mother Goose and Grimm

Artist: Mike Peters, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Bizarro

Artist: Wayno & Piraro, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Recco

Artist: Joan Cornellà, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Adam Zyglis, The Buffalo News, July 6, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Mark Anderson of Andertoons.com

 

Capitol Record Club, Magazine Advertisement 1965

 

 

 

Courtesy of Daniel Beyers of Creators.com

Bee-Gees, The Honey Bees (The 60's Girl Group)

 

 

 

Courtesy of Daniel Beyers of Creators.com 2016

 




 

Cartoon tribute to Allen Koenigsberg, author of the Antique Phonograph Monthly and Phonograph expert, from American cartoonist Bud Sagendorf, 1973

 

 

 



Courtesy Vinyl Tourist





 

 

Available for purchase from Cartoonstock

 

 

 

Buddhist Public Humor Group (Facebook) - Courtesy of Ravin Man Bajracharya

 












"The Stage of the World"

ZITS by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman, June 19, 2020




















Comic Book Covers

Dick Tracy, 1957

 

 

 

 

 

Little Dot, 1960




 

 

Other

The Saturday Evening Post, September 1951









Edison had predicted in 1878 that the phonograph would be used as a Family Record "for the purpose of preserving the sayings, the voices, and the last words of the dying member of the family -- as of great men--the phonograph will unquestionably outrank the photograph." This 1951 cartoon carries on that theme with the tape recorder now the technology of choice for recording sound in the home.