Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The funniest cartoon in history


"Touche!"

I first saw this classic New Yorker cartoon by James Thurber in 1968. I still think it's the funniest cartoon ever.

9 Comments:

At 4:10 PM, Anonymous sunni said...

Thurber is great. I've been meaning to get some of his stuff to share with my kids, and keep forgetting. Shame on me!

 
At 6:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back in college I was looking through a book on the history of dueling, and there was an old b&w photo from the 1800's, in which two French guys were dueling with sabers.

The loser's head was lying on the ground, with the winner looking down at it.

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger EliRabett said...

The story is that when the idea for this cartoon came in Harold Ross said that Thurber should draw it because his characters did not bleed.

 
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At 12:30 PM, Blogger Yann said...

Thurber's truely the greatest cartonist and therefor also an artist for the artists, one can not help getting influenced by his work and dry sense of humour, also check out J.Lennon's cartoons of which he said they were "thurized".Thanx for sharing this...jan.van.marcke@telenet.be

 
At 5:21 PM, Blogger George W. Potts said...

The original of this cartoon used to hang in the front hallway of Nicholas Murray, a famous photographer and fencer. I suppose Thurber gave it to Murray after a photo shoot? (I dated his daughter Mimi for a spell.) I wonder where it is now?

 

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