Found in the Collection: Charles Pearson!

As we inch closer and closer to our moving date at the Cartoon Library, we’ll be tossing more and more single gags your way on the blog to keep you laughing all the way to the front door of our new building this Fall. Summer is in full swing, and our movers arrive in just a few short weeks!

Today, a magazine cartoon from Charles Pearson, from the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection. Pearson is yet another unsung but highly prolific cartoonists of the 1940s and 50s, contributing work to True Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and more. We know that Pearson was in the service as well, as he had also contributed to Yank: The Army Weekly. If you have more information about his work and background, we’d love for you to share it!

Charles Pearson original magazine cartoon, circa 1950. From the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (click to enlarge)

Charles Pearson original magazine cartoon, circa 1950. From the International Museum of Cartoon Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (click to enlarge)

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  1. Wow!!! Was just bored typed in “Pearson” just to see what google would throw at me. Then I saw this, another cartoonist with my name. I do not believe us to be related, at least not directly. If you would suffer me the time, and check out my face book page you will find that I too am quite the cartoonist/ artist. Would love to find out more about this dude. He has a Chas. Addams quality that I have loved from childhood. Thank you for your time. Hope to find out more on this guy, i’ll keep checking back. Later folks. CPP

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