Webster’s Poker Book

Cartoonist H.T. Webster may be best known for his decades of chronicling the adventures of the “Timid Soul” Casper Milquetoast, but he repeatedly chronicled in cartoon form the foibles of players of card games, most notably poker and bridge. Here we have fifty of his poker cartoons, matched with some light writings on the game by pulp writer George F. Worts and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Algonquin Round Table member Marc Connelly, a guide to the rules by game expert R. F. Foster, and a foreword by noted Chicago chronicler George Ade.

  • Paperback : 127 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1949996298
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1949996296
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.32 x 8 inches

Around the Parish

From the pages of The (Catholic) Advocate, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, come these cartoons giving a gently joyous look at the people of the church – the nuns, priests, and parishioners who give life to the institution and bring the institution into their lives. Most of the cartoons are drawn by National Cartoonist Society award-winner Frank Evers (Father, Dear Father!; Jeremiah the Friar.) This collection originally published in a small edition in 1955, Includes cartoons with spot color. (The series would continue in the paper until 1962.)

  • Paperback : 83 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 194999628X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1949996289
  • Item Weight : 5.3 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.2 x 7.5 inches

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Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang

cbwbEdited by Captain Billy Fawcett, a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I, this complete facsimile edition of the February, 1922 issue of Captain Billy’s Whiz Bang featuring a collection of humorous prose, poetry, and essays on the carefree life was the racy magazine for libertines in its day. From its opening description of Cuba as “the land of liberty” through the jokes littered with the situations, slang, and bigotries of the day, this book serves as a fascinating time capsule of what great great grampa’s world was like. Entertaining and educational, Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang is a lively piece of pop culture history, living up to both its masthead description as “America’s Magazine of Wit, Humor, and Filosophy” and its cover motto, “Explosion of Pedigreed Bunk.”
List Price: $6.99
5.25″ x 7.63″ (13.335 x 19.38 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
66 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0979075032
ISBN-10: 0979075033
BISAC: Humor / General
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Capt. Billy’s Whiz Bang Winter Annual: Pedigree Follies of 1922-23

Capt. Billy's Whiz Bang Winter AnnualCaptain Billy’s Whiz Bang was the scandalous humor magazine of its day, and this is a reproduction of the 1921-1922 Annual, a quadruple-length dose of everything that made the magazine what it was – the jokes, the poems, the homespun philosophy, salacious articles like “The Passing of ‘Sappho'” or a randy travelogue by the Reverend “Golightly” Morrill. And to make this of special interest for those curious about WhizBang, it leads off with the story of the early days of the magazine.

This is a real look at what your great granddaddy may have laughed at… and with that comes all of the attitudes of the time, with racism, sexism, and antisemitism that you would never find in a mainstream magazine today. This book is not recommended for those with strong sensitivities who cannot view it as a piece of our history.

List Price: $12.99
5.25″ x 7.5″ (13.335 x 19.05 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
258 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404407
ISBN-10: 1936404400
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century