Saturday, January 6, 2018

Animals by Jack Davis

I thought it would be fun to do a post that focused on a specific subject of Jack Davis that I've always found, like all things Davis, to be executed with the utmost of perfection-- and that being his incredibly unique take on animals. But not just animals! Nope. Today anything non-human will do, including birds, fish, and even insects. And a rather good example of this can be found among the collection of hilarious jokes and screwball stories as told by another national institution, Harry Herschfield, and contained in his JOKE BOOK collection published in 1964 by Ballantine Books. NOTE: no Herschfield jokes are included here in this post though, sorry. Trust me, the Jack Davis key art illustrations are way more funny!

















6 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

I can't pick a fave, but I thought the umpire with the seeing-eye dog was the funniest. The one with the rabbits was a close second, though.

Mr. Karswell said...

My fave by far is the lounging elephant, when have you ever seen an elephant in a hilarious pose like that before? Only Davis :)

The look in that hungry lion's face is pretty great too

Armpit Studios said...

Jack's fingers were geniuses.

JMR777 said...

The mark of true cartoon artist genius - when the cartoon art still brings a smile to your face decades after it is drawn.


Mr. Karswell said...

Agreed! :)

Craftypants Carol said...

Awwwww :)