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Tuesday, April 17, 2012


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!


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.

Anonymous said...


Can you post some more works from him? Thanks a lot!