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Jack Hamm Religious Cartoons
February 21, 2006 3:57 PM   Subscribe

Jack Hamm Religious Cartoons. Hamm's art instruction books, including Cartooning the Head and Figure, have been widely influential among a generation of illustrators, Simpson's creator Matt Groening among them. Hamm began his cartooning career in the late 1930s and founded "The Jack Hamm Show," one of the first television art programs, which aired in the Dallas, Houston and Waco, Texas, TV markets.
posted by Otis (17 comments total)

 
Very interesting stuff - some of it is very poignant.
Much better than Chick's work.
Definitely not as campy.

...oh look...he's been reading metafilter...
posted by Baby_Balrog at 4:02 PM on February 21, 2006


I want to see under the banner, if you know what I mean.
posted by selfnoise at 4:08 PM on February 21, 2006


Stuff like this always makes me sad, in a variety of ways.
posted by jonmc at 4:12 PM on February 21, 2006


I just can't good whisky like the stuff in his cartoons.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:20 PM on February 21, 2006


That atheists monster rocks. All hail Atheist Monster!
posted by puke & cry at 4:35 PM on February 21, 2006 [1 favorite]


Giant, sunglasses-wearing, godless gorillas. That's atheism, all right.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:43 PM on February 21, 2006


I have this book. Not bad, quite detailed in places, and comically dated. I had no notion of his religious work. Makes me want to disavow my agnosticism and become an atheist, just to be a gorilla.
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 5:09 PM on February 21, 2006


I found the panel of the Chick work I could never forget. Ummm nice!
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat at 5:12 PM on February 21, 2006


Some of it I actually really like, some of it well is hilariously black and white. But at least he cleared this whole mess up for us: Creation vs Evolution
posted by AJD at 5:28 PM on February 21, 2006


Is it just me, or are those terrible and clumsy editorial-style cartoons?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:50 PM on February 21, 2006


Mmm. Fucked-up religious bigot draws quite well. I once saw a monkey that could dance.
posted by Decani at 6:50 PM on February 21, 2006


Whoa. For a minute I thought you said Jack Ham. *whew*
posted by terrapin at 8:43 PM on February 21, 2006


I have his book, too.

Two pages of noses, people! NOSES!!!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:53 PM on February 21, 2006


I wouldn't call him a bigot, though he does have his religious views. Rather striking, I must say.
posted by Lord Chancellor at 10:14 PM on February 21, 2006


Thanks for the link, Otis.

I'm gonna swipe that ape picture.
posted by Dreamghost at 11:39 PM on February 21, 2006


I like my Ham and my cartoons Danish.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:10 AM on February 22, 2006


But at least he cleared this whole mess up for us: Creation vs Evolution

Now I know! Its so obvious when it's spelled out like that.
posted by 6am at 6:03 AM on February 22, 2006


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