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    Default Old ham radio cartoonists?

    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WIK View Post
    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.
    I see the ARRL has a book out dedicated to Gil's cartoons...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB2WIK View Post
    I see the ARRL has a book out dedicated to Gil's cartoons...

    http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-Gil-Cartoon-Book
    Much appreciated Steve. Now I have a name to go with the cartoons and also a source.

    Cheers,

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by NS8N View Post
    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:





    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.

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    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.
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    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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