Sunday, July 24, 2016

Slimmer Summer Simmer

We might have overdone it a bit, stretching our meat and sparing our sweets in the last few temp tasting posts-- now it's time (unfortunately) to get our asses in shape! This handful of cute illustrations found in the Better Homes and Gardens "Eat and Stay Slim" hardcover collection from 1968 shows us how to reduce and figure our calorie needs, plus simple and effective food exchange ideas for menu planning, eating out, exercising, and how to just stay slim in general. It's freakin' hot out there this summer-- so come on! (FYI: If anyone's interested in the artist's name, you might need to clean your glasses off to read it in one of the images below.) And not to confuse anyone even further, but I'm creating this post as I finish off the last piece of a homemade Fruity Pebble Cereal "No Bake" Cheesecake --so, whatev, right? Right.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Spare the Sweets

Part 2 of Betty Crocker's "Your Share" war time cookbook from 1943 (see our previous post for Part One HERE!) highlighted by more fun illustrations and exciting food ideas PLUS --swingin' community get togethers! You guys know you wanna have a Hobo Party-- so come on!!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Stretching Meat

In 1943, Betty Crocker assembled a fun little booklet called "Your Share", featuring 52 menus, 226 recipes, and 369 hints on how to prepare appetizing, healthful meals containing AVAILABLE ingredients. I say AVAILABLE, because this book on food buying, preparation, planning, and serving was published during the war time era, when certain foods weren't readily, or easily obtainable-- (hence why we're "stretching, "extending", "glamorizing", "spreading", and making "the most" and / or making things "go further" in the imagery featured below.) Cute illustrations throughout, though no artist credit unfortunately-- and lots more still to see, which means I'll be stretching this post into a two-parter, so check back later this week for more!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Job Corps Adventure Book

Funny article from the December 1966 issue of SICK #49, --not so much spoofing the job corp as much as taking pot shots at those luridly sexy, overblown men's adventure magazine stories of the same decade-- the art here in particular is super attractive and expertly realized. Also, a spoof of those hilarious old Maiden Form Bra ads from back in the day, (see the very last scan) as featured on the back cover of this SICK issue.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Daily-Dilly (July, 1961) PT2

Here's the follow-up post of gags from the Daily-Dilly Reminder Calendar from 1961, these being from the month of July section... check our last post for the June cartoons and more info about the book itself. FYI: because the July month seemed a little light on actual illustrated gags, and heavier on the text jokes, I picked a few of the better ones from the May section to pad it up.

Happy 4th of July, everyone!