Category — Cartoon
“I shall celebrate Victory-day by switching over to asparagus.”
February, 1945. Allotment gardeners near a factory speak optimistically of planting ‘luxury’ crops once the end of the war comes. (In May, 1945.) Scarcity of food will still be an issue for some years ahead.
December 31, 2012 No Comments
‘The Common Task’
A gardener digs his Victory Garden as he watches young men head out to do battle at sea.
December 30, 2012 No Comments
The famous mouse battles house-size insects after inhaling too much bug spray.
Director: Wilfred Jackson
Animation: Art Babbitt, Frenchy de Tremaudan
Walt Disney 1935
Excerpt from The Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts:
From Ryan Kilpatrick at The Disney Film Project : For Mickey’s second color short, Mickey’s Garden, the animators took another crack at marginalizing the main mouse. Mickey is the “star” of this short only in the sense that it’s his name in the title. The real stars of this one are the bugs in his garden.
The idea is that Mickey has bugs in his garden, and is going to all extremes to get rid of them. He has concocted a brew that he sprays at the bugs, driving them away. As is always the case with any good Disney cartoon, something goes horribly wrong. Pluto chases a bug and falls back into Mickey, who gets sprayed with his own poison.
October 10, 2012 No Comments
Cartoon strip: How NOT to Raise Chickens
WARNING – Raising chickens is a commitment, not a fad!
There used to be a time when chickens were
a common sight in American backyards.
Although it is starting to become popular again,
for the most part, most people don’t raise their
own livestock. Why not? It’s hard work!
August 12, 2012 No Comments
Project Coordinators: Bobby Angell and Wendy Hollender
Designer: Charlotte Staub Thomas
Editor: Bobbi Angell
A coloring book featuring contemporary botanical art created by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. Thirty-six pen and ink drawings of fruit and vegetables are paired with information about the origins and the uses of each fruit and vegetable.
Truly a coloring book for all ages. Garden teachers will find this activity book to be a helpful teaching tool. A great gift idea for gardeners and a unique raffle/auction item for garden clubs or community gardens.
June 30, 2012 No Comments
By Graham Harrop
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012 No Comments
Six specially-themed gardens including Herb, Pizza, Salad, Stir-fry, Taco and Ratatouille
As the nation struggles with childhood obesity, Growums has been right on target to help parents and schools give families a real taste for healthy eating through the gardening experience: where our food comes from and the responsibility it takes to grow it. It starts with the Growums Garden Kits, but the company founders go way beyond retail to deliver the message through national partnerships and fundraising options.
Studies have shown, definitively, that children who grow their own vegetables, are more likely to eat them. With the First Lady’s announcement of the new MyPlate food diagram as an important tool in the battle against childhood obesity, Growums provides a unique and exciting option with specially-themed garden kits for kids that combine learning and fun; all with a little help from an animated cast of herb and vegetable characters at www.growums.com.
March 28, 2012 5 Comments
“I Love Gardening”
Designed by the popular cartoonist Mike Jupp
“It all seems to be happening down in the allotments.” 1000 pieces.
August 1, 2011 No Comments
Three definitions of “urban farmer” at Urban Dictionary
From Wikipedia: Urban Dictionary is a Web-based dictionary of slang words and phrases. As of April 2010, the site contains over 4.85 million definitions. Submissions are regulated by volunteer editors and rated by site visitors.
1. Urban Farmer
April 28, 2010 Urban Word of the Day
A person who constantly plays Farmville and acts like they know everything about a real farm — but all they do is live in the city, sit at a computer, and at a certain time, need to stop what they are doing to farm their imaginary crops.
Example: “Carly won’t shut up about her stupid farm and throwing sheep. What an urban farmer.”
May 3, 2010 No Comments
The Kitchen Garden.
British artist, Richard Adams’s Kitchen Gardens
Richard Adams (b. 1960) received a BA Hons in Graphic Design at Leicester Polytechnic. He spent his childhood amidst the British countryside in the south Cotswolds. Its outstanding landscape has had a strong and lasting influence on his art work.
Richard Adams creates a dream world often adding ‘odd’ people that seem to float above the ground and seldom stand upright. Full of humour Richard Adams paintings are beautifully drawn and highly imaginative.
February 22, 2010 No Comments
From Toons At War.
Disney licensee W.L. Stensgaard produced a Victory Garden sign that featured Donald Duck chasing pests from his garden. The sign was available in two sizes and was sold in five and dimes, hardware and grocery stores.
One version of the sign featured the illustration printed on a masonite board attached to a 24-inch long stake. This sign was produced in six oil colors and had a wholesale price of $10.80 per dozen. The suggested retail was $1.69 each.
January 19, 2010 No Comments
Buckaroo Bugs – 1944 cartoon
There’s trouble in the San Fernando Alley! The Masked Marauder has stolen an entire supply of carrots from the townspeople’s victory garden! Who is the Masked Marauder, you ask? Why, it’s “Buckaroo Bugs”! And who will stop this pesky wabbit?! Red Hot Ryder, that’s who! (Uh, yeah. Right.)
“He got away with everything.”
“What did he get, all the money from the bank?”
“No, all the carrots from our Victory Garden.”
“The sidewinding bushwacker.”
January 17, 2010 No Comments
Although there is no story to accompany this graphic in the 1941 edition of the comic, it is a wonderful promotional image, which would have reached millions of kids during the war. Superb!
January 6, 2010 No Comments
“I’ll be grown up,” said Caraway,
“And out of school Thanksgiving Day;
And that’s a good thing, too, ’cause you see,
They can’t make cookies without me.”
100 beautiful illustrations! Highly recommended! (Mike)
By Elizabeth Gordon
Illustrations M.T Ross
P.F. Volland and Co. Chicago
A seed, little friends, is really a plant or a tree all wrapped up in a little brown bundle. If you plant it in the ground it will grow, and when it is old enough it will bear fruit, because God has made it so.
September 8, 2009 1 Comment
By Mrs. Elizabeth Turner
from The Daisy; or, Cautionary Stories in Verse
As Tommy and his sister Jane
Were walking down a shady lane,
They saw some berries, bright and red,
That hung around and over head;
And soon the bough they bended down,
To make the scarlet fruit their own;
And part they ate, and part, in play,
They threw about, and flung away.
September 6, 2009 No Comments
Cowslip or More Cautionary Stories in Verse
By Mrs. Elizabeth Turner
As Sally sat upon the ground,
A little crawling worm she found,
Among the garden dirt;
And when she saw the worm, she scream’d,
And ran away and cried,
As if she had been hurt.
September 5, 2009 No Comments
See the story unfold on the next page. (Read more)
May 12, 2009 No Comments
February 21, 2009 No Comments
Mr. Patriot’s front garden in Town, as it was.
And as he hopes to have it this year. Potatoes, Parsnips, Turnips.
By W.K. Haselden
Daily Mirror, Great Britain
19 Jan. 1917
December 31, 2008 No Comments
1944 Cartoon – Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries “Dig For Victory Leaflet No 7
Commentary – “Thanks Mr Middleton. Mr Middleton – Good Afternoon, we all expect vegetables to feed us but we’ve got to see that we feed them properly too. Suppose we get down to the root of the matter. Plants need food just as much as we do, and it must be in a form they can assimilated. This is where humas comes in. Humas is composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
November 27, 2008 No Comments