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Jim Ivey’s Sunday Comics

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  1. Man, Jim, you make retirement look so perfect!

    Although I've been in the school system for 28 years, I'm planning to work until I'm at least 62 – 7 1/2 more years.

    I hope I have as much fun as you, when I retire. Of course, my goal in life has always been to have as much fun as you.



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Jim Ivey’s Photo Album, Part Five

One last look at Jim Ivey’s photo album today. If you’d like to see a great selection of Jim’s cartoons you are in luck. Robin Snyder’s magazine “The Comics – The Original First Person History” starts publishing a retrospective of Jim Ivey’s cartoons in the current issue, with the cartoons personally chosen by Ivey along with his commentary. You can subscribe to “The Comics”, which apparently does not have a website, by sending $28 ($35 foreign) for a 12-issue subscription to:

Robin Snyder
3745 Canterbury Ln #81
Bellingham WA 98225-1186

To be safe you might mention that you wish to start your sub with the first Ivey issue, but it is the current issue as this is written. And Snyder’s publication is well worth the small price, as it features all sorts of really interesting material from all genres and phases of cartooning history. Highly recommended.

Jim Ivey throws a birthday party for Frank King in 1968. Unfortunately invisible in this photo is that the cake is decorated with an image of Skeezix. Frank wonders which one of his assistants is responsible for the bad likeness.
Cartoonist Dick Hodgins Sr., who was for awhile assistant curator of the Cartoon Museum, at the grand re-opening in 1974. Dick is apologizing for only wearing the tie from his Cartoon Museum uniform.
Jim Ivey’s luxurious art studio at the San Francisco Examiner, 1965.
Jim Ivey decorates a Sunset Beach bar with caricatures in 1954. Anything for free drinks.
The Cartoon Museum’s Bull Plaza location being shut down in 1981. The Museum would reopen in south Orlando at Weatherford Square.
C.C. Beck enjoying libations at the open bar at Orlandocon 1979. And you thought the cartoonists flocked to O’Con for the panel discussions.
Fred Lasswell is asked to accept Dik Browne’s Ignatz Award at Orlandocon when Dik couldn’t make it. Fred just happens to have this costume with him.
A cartoonist get-together at the San Francisco Press Club in 1964. Top row, John Holm, Gus Arriola, Lee Holley, Frank O’Neal, unknown, Darrell McClure. Second row, Jim Ivey, unknown, unknown, Bob Barnes, unknown, Jimmy Hatlo. In front Tack Knight.

The king in his castle, 1976.

Jim Ivey’s Photo Album, Part Four

More from Jim Ivey’s photo album:

Jim shares some words of wisdom and encouragement with an aspiring cartoonist at the grand opening of the Cartoon Museum in 1967. A scene that was replayed thousands of times over the years (and no, not just with this guy).
St. Petersburg Times cartoonist and writer Dick Bothwell with Jim at the 1967 grand opening. Jim speaks softly but carries a big stick. That stick, by the way, was carved by McKee Barclay of the Baltimore Sun and features caricatures of political figures.
Jim and Dick Hodgins Sr. compare sizes at the Cartoon Museum in 1977. Yeah right, Dick.
Disney artist Ralph Kent (foreground) being introduced by Ivey at the 1974 Orlandocon. Kent fights his way through autograph seekers to get to the lectern. He swears they’re not his kids.

Ivey publicity photo from the St. Petersburg Times circa 1955. Jim was worked like a dog there in his first years, producing a paper that seemed to have an Ivey spot drawing or cartoon on every page. Poor guy didn’t even have time to light his cigar.
Group portrait at Orlandocon 1979. You’ve already been introduced to a lot of these folks, a few you haven’t are Fred Wagner at extreme left, actors Bob Cummings and Kirby “Sky King” Grant crouched in front holding Ignatz bricks, and caricaturist Jack Rosen (father of hotelier Harris Rosen) far right holding paper.
Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herblock pays a visit to Jim at the St. Petersburg Times in 1958. Ivey sports a pompadour that was, thankfully, not a long term choice.

Zack Mosley with a fan at Orlandocon 1978. “Dude, like, Smilin’ Jack totally rocks!”

Jim Ivey gets shafted on meeting Satchmo. Louis Armstrong visits the St. Petersburg Times in 1956 to be presented with an Ivey caricature, but Jim was on assignment at the state capital that day, so cartoonist Arnie Mossler presents the piece to the jazz legend.

Jim Ivey’s Photo Album, Part Three

More from Jim Ivey’s photo album:

Mrs. Bill Crooks and Mrs. Leslie Turner abandoned at the Cartoon Museum in 1968. Off commiserating in the corner are Jim, Frank King, Dick Moores, Les Turner and the ladies’ husbands.

Jim Ivey has an audience with one of his idols, Rube Goldberg (the dapper gent in the center) in 1961. Also basking in the Goldberg presence are Tack Knight and Bert Whitman. Bert is the fellow on the right, who need never worry about anyone making fun of his plaid jacket.

Jim on his last day at the Washington Star, 1953. He’s off to St. Petersburg to become editorial cartoonist of the Times.

Ralph Dunagin has a very unexpected fan encounter at Orlandocon 1977 — the kid in the Spider-man shirt has brought a selection of Dunagin’s People cartoons for him to autograph. Edmund Good, right, wonders where the Scorchy Smith fans are all hiding.

Jim Ivey’s buddy from his San Francisco days, the excellent cartoonist and art collector John Coulthard. Behind John you can see a small sampling of the treasure trove of originals he owned.

Jim Ivey is interviewed on television in 1975. The wonders of pancake make-up…

Finnish cartoonist Kari Suomalanien visits Jim in San Francisco in 1960. Looks to me like Kari may be sending a subtle signal that he’s not fond of his caricature. Note his left hand.

Harvey Kurtzman gets first shot at a jam mural created at Orlandocon 1975.

Roy Crane makes a book-signing appearance at the grand reopening of the Cartoon Museum in 1974 (it moved from Madeira Beach to the Crealde Art Center in Winter Park). Crane is making some time with a gorgerous babe until…

…the lady sees Jim’s sonic boom of a jacket and the mood is ruined.

Jim Ivey when he joined the Orlando Sentinel in 1970, trying to think up Orlando editorial cartoon ideas before Disney arrived and made it easy.

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  1. It’s all Jim Ivey’s fault I tell ya. About 30 years ago I got his Wash Tubbs book, ever since I have been a sincere believer the Roy Crane’s Captain Easy is the best adventure strip ever! No, I cannot be dissuaded; and it’s all Jim Ivey’s doing!

  2. These are absolutely terrific Allan —many thanks for posting them. I especially appreciate those that have pertained to caricature, caricaturists —an art form of foremost interest not only to Jim but myself as well.

    Hope you’ll be sharing more…..

    Side note: Jim & i both worked at the old S.F. Examiner, albeit 25 years or so apart.
    It was there (while on staff as an illustrator) that i first discovered his work, the impact of which lead to many an hour (& on the Examiner’s dime naturally 😉 ) down in the paper’s archives making copious copies of his caricatures & political cartoons so that i could develop a nice collection of them to admire & learn from…..

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Jim Ivey’s Photo Album, Part Two

More photos from Jim’s scrapbook:

A 1948 party of the Washington Star editorial art department staff. From left to right, Jim Ivey, Del Truitt, Zang Auerbach, ‘Pappy’, Bill Perkins, unknown, unknown. A wild night of debauchery did not ensue…

At the 1974 Orlandocon Jim Ivey auctions off a C.C. Beck Captain Marvel original. Roy Crane has entered an opening bid and attempts to stare down anyone bidding against him.

At the 1967 grand opening party of the Cartoon Museum Jim Ivey ruins the market for his own original art by drawing caricatures of all the attendees. Swift move, Jim!

Dapper young Ivey has to erect a barricade of chairs to ward off a swarm of adoring women at the 1967 grand opening of the Cartoon Museum.

In 1968 the National Cartoonist Society sends a delegation of members to visit the Cartoon Museum. From left to right, Ivey, Ray Helle, Les Turner, Mel Graff, Dick Hodgins Jr. The Cartoon Museum squeeks by on the inspection, gets written up for improperly stored meat, dirty oil in the fryers.

The San Francisco Museum of Art stages an exhibit of international editorial cartoons with material put together by Jim Ivey in 1962. Attendence seems to be less than overwhelming.

Caricaturist ‘Pancho’ (squatting) presents sketches to a group of syndicated cartoonists at the San Francisco Press Club in 1960. Standing, from left to right, are Jim Ivey, Al “Priscilla’s Pop” Vermeer, Jimmy “They’ll Do It Every Time” Hatlo, George “Grin and Bear It” Lichty, Charles “Peanuts” Schulz, Frank “Short Ribs” O’Neal, Bob “The Better Half” Barnes. Every one of the standing cartoonists is thinking, “I coulda done better than that.”

Curator of the Cartoon Museum hard at work, circa 1975. Yes, his cash register really was an old cigar box.

French political cartoonist Tim visits Ivey in San Francisco in 1962. The pair shoot a TV pilot about two gritty, hard-bitten caricaturists on the mean streets of Frisco.

Fred Lasswell presents Ivey with the National Cartoonist Society Silver T-Square Award. Ivey supplies his own captions for the dignified ceremony.

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  1. I was unaware of the amazing history of Jim’s store. I’d only visited during the tail end of its existence. I had no idea it was born the same year as me and had seen so many illustrious visitors.

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