Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic

Here's a small selection of cartoony ads from the 50's for an old time hair tonic cream oil. This Wildroot product originates back to the 1800's and is apparently still available today for those extra slick lookin' gents out there. These ads were sometimes laid out as a 2 or 4 panel selection of cartoons in some magazines, and illustrated in a variety of appealing commercial art styles from cartoony to more realistic. I'm not sure who the artist is on these I've posted here today, but I especially love 'em in this very cute, very funny, one panel gag style lay-out for comic books.


Brian Barnes said...

Yeah, those are all really cute, though I'm not sure how much a joke #4 is!

Obviously #2 is my favorite, it's got the two most classic parts of the old style single panel gags -- the island and the pretty girl.

Mr. Cavin said...

I like the way the desert island fellow is letting the tree do his fishing for him.

Mr. Karswell said...

Because there's no place on Earth that slick backed hair is more essential than on a desert isle! haha... thanks for the comments :)