Old ham radio cartoonists?

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by NS8N, Jul 15, 2010.

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  1. NS8N

    NS8N Ham Member

    Does anyone know the name of who did art relating to ham radio? I am wanting to design a QSL with an old cartoon but haven't found any sources. Here are a couple examples from oldqslcards.com:

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  2. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber

    Those look like Gil, W1CJD's work -- or very similar. Gil's no longer with us (SK) but his artwork lives on through hundreds of old issues of QST.
     
  3. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Premium Subscriber

    I see the ARRL has a book out dedicated to Gil's cartoons...

    http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-Gil-Cartoon-Book
     
  4. NS8N

    NS8N Ham Member

    Much appreciated Steve. Now I have a name to go with the cartoons and also a source.

    Cheers,

    Brandon
     
  5. AG3Y

    AG3Y Ham Member

    Those aren't his, but I understand that Ed Henry ( of Henry Radio Amplifier fame? ) did some radio related cartoons, too. Perhaps he was better known for his "Microhenry's" cartoon, which ran for years in Model Airplane magazines. It featured a little guy with a big hat, almost always holding an RC transmitter ( long antenna sticking out ! ) and making some kind of wise crack, or watching in dispair as his airplane came crashing out of the sky !

    Here's more:

    https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/Henry-Edward-Ed.pdf
     
  6. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member

    Also check with Jim Massara, N2EST. He's not an OLD artist, but he's a good ham artist. He's going to be doing some artwork for the Opus of Amateur Radio Knowledge and Lore.

    Eric
     
  7. K0RGR

    K0RGR Premium Subscriber

    All three of those bear Gil's signature.

    I thought I read somewhere that ARRL has the rights to his ham radio cartoons - he was a fixture in QST and the magazine hasn't been the same without him. You might ask the League.
     
  8. N0NB

    N0NB Subscriber

    One thing about Gil's cartoons is that they always convey an infectious enthusiasm for amateur radio. I get the idea that he truly enjoyed this hobby.

    One of the best N2EST covers was for Field Day some years back that showed a skunk and other denizens of the forest visiting some unsuspecting ham's Field Day site. I miss his work as well.
     
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