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Pecos Pueblo

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Word-A-Day

I bought a large collection of original cartoon art this weekend by Mickey Bach (1909-1994). Mickey was an artist who started a very popular cartoon strip called Word-a-day in the 1940's that was published by the Chicago Sun Times Syndicate.

Mickey was an interesting character, a star athlete, a one time quarterback at the University of Wisconsin and a military man. He eventually went to work for Richfield Oil.

Here is a website dedicated to Word-a-day.

I love words and vocabulary so this stuff is right up my alley. I will be posting pictures of this new collection from time to time. Let me know if you want to buy any of the many originals. Thirty bucks a piece plus a few simoleans for shipping. They measure about 10" x 6". Here's your chance to own some original art and increase your vocabulary at the same time!


1 comment:

grumpy said...

for me this points out the difference between the written and the spoken word, that is, i would never use a word like "cerebrate" in conversation, as it comes off as obtuse and ostentatious, whereas in writing i might.