Andy's Antics

My father, Robert John Anderson, aka Andy or Bob, worked at General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts and Ludlow, Vermont for many years. One of his side jobs was to draw cartoons for the biweekly GE Newsletter. He did this from October of 1952 to January of 1959.

His cartoons went by different names like "Second Shift Scribblings" and "Annotations by Anderson". He finally settled on "Andy's Antics".

If you feel like sleuthing, I think that the answers to who the cartoons depict may be in the GE newsletters.

The GE newsletters are found bound at the Black River Academy Museum. Many thanks to the Director, Georgia Brehm, who knew exactly where to find them. The museum is in Ludlow, Vermont at 14 High Street (next to where the freeze locker was located). A great place to visit. bramvt.org



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If you mouse over or click on the text under each cartoon it will tell you who I believe it is, and other notes.

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The oldest cartoons are at the bottom. Click on any cartoon to bring it up full screen.

Just a sittin' and a rockin', O yeah!!

August 9, 1957
Rocking

Vacation time is story time, Wake up, John, you just lost one, while sleeping at the lake. Two fellas went out fishing, to catch a big one would be great. Then suddenly what did they see? Lake _______ by the lake.

July 12, 1957
Wake up, John

Little John at the bridge

June 21, 1957
BBQ

The thing I hate about moving is there's so much cleaning to be done!

June 7, 1957
cleaning

Better clear the area, I don't know which way this one will fall...

May 24, 1957
Clear

All right, Rembrandt, just wash them, don't immortalize them

May 10, 1957
Rembrandt

OOPS!

April 26, 1957
OOPS!

The new look in video viewing

April 12, 1957
The new look in video viewing

Why Ed, I didn't know you were a skier? Hmph, lot of things you don't know, son!

March 29, 1957
skier

Three Gentlemen Of The Old School...

March 15, 1957
gentlemen

With my head in the clouds

March 1, 1957
preoccupation

Don't take me out, coach, it's my only night out a week!

February 17, 1957
coach

Consider this your lucky day, Friend. It just so happens, I have one convertible top in stock.

February 3, 1957
lucky

Now remember, you're George Edward Taylor and you are 63, going on 64!!!

January 18, 1957
George Edward Taylor

Darn, I told those guys not to take any junk with wheels on it!

January 4, 1957
Darn, I told those guys not to take any junk with wheels on it!

Come outa there, you rascal, you ain't gonna stick my hand full of quills!

December 7, 1956
Drive on

Drive on, James, I think the man is a lunatic!

November 23, 1956
Drive on

All right, no picking the stuff over 'till we get home!

November 9, 1956
Pull

Pull!

October 26, 1956
Pull

Spill your mess kit??

October 12, 1956
spill

It's about time you did something about the drafts

September 21, 1956
drafts

Just a little present for you to wear 'till election's over

September 7, 1956
election

My goodness, your blood pressure keeps going up and up

August 24, 1956
blood pressure

Got muh' self married, got a wife, two kids, two grandchildren, whatcha been doin' on yours?

August 10, 1956
Got muh' self married

I have always felt for the working class!

July 13, 1956
I have always felt for the working class!

Slide, Bev, slide!

June 29, 1956
Slide, Bev, slide!

...those could be fly balls...

June 6, 1956
...those could be fly balls...

Remember, Earl, Don't Follow The Tracks, Get Ahead Of Them!!

May 25, 1956
Remember, Earl, Don't Follow The Tracks, Get Ahead Of Them!!

As you were, men!

May 11, 1956
As you were, men!

What kind of raise ya expecting...money?

April 27, 1956
What kind of raise ya expecting...money?

1956 Village Meeting

April 13, 1956
1956 Village Meeting

1956 Town Meeting

March 30, 1956
1956 Town Meeting

Did your ears pop just then?

March 16, 1956
Did your ears pop just then?

… and I haven't even had it home yet

March 2, 1956
… and I haven't even had it home yet

Honest, Mister, that's the biggest sample I got!

February 17, 1956
Honest, Mister, that's the biggest sample I got!]

I thought you had the antenna!

February 3, 1956
I thought you had the antenna!]

What round is it?

January 20, 1956
What round is it?]

Been finding anything to keep occupied?

January 9, 1956
Been finding anything to keep occupied?]

Which eye shall we drain this time?

December 9, 1955
Which eye shall we drain this time?]

He's dropping the dies

November 25, 1955
He's dropping the dies?]

Are you sure?

October 28, 1955
[Are you sure?]

Easy on the bumps...

October 14, 1955
[Vaughn gone]

Bissonnettes

September 30, 1955
[No no not that one...]

Diamond Al Bradley...

September 16, 1955
[Diamond Al Bradley...]

Carving a model...

September 2, 1955
[carving a model...]

Who is it?

August 5, 1955
[Periscope...]

Clear out kids, so Daddy can enjoy his vacation.

July 22, 1955
[Clear out, kids, so Daddy can enjoy...]

This time the Indians are gonna win!!!

July 1, 1955
[This time the Indians are gonna win!!!]

I know you can mow...

June 16, 1955
[I know you can mow...]

Y'mean there is a machine??

June 3, 1955
[Y'mean there is a machine??]

How you gonna get it down when you...

May 20, 1955
[How you gonna get it down when you...]

What makes you think the dog wants to go?

May 6, 1955
[What makes you think the dog wants to go?]

Those long black lines

April 8, 1955
[Those long black lines]

When you guys are rested, we'll resume..

March 25, 1955
[When you guys are rested, we'll resume..]

Town Meeting 1955

March 11, 1955 Town Meeting
[Town Meeting]

Driveways plowed cheep

February 25, 1955
[Driveways plowed cheep]

Why not buy a real auto, brother?

February 11, 1955
[Why not buy a real auto, brother?]

Do ya hafta use the emergency door?

January 28, 1955
[Do ya hafta use the emergency door?]

I think I've got the grippe!

January 14, 1955
[I think I've got the grippe!]

Ain't gonna need this house no longer...

December 31, 1954
[Ain't gonna need this house no longer...]

Har-rumph!

December 3, 1954
[Har-rumph!]

Now where did that come from?

November 19, 1954
[Now where did that come from?]

It ain't a planer or a shaper...

November 5, 1954
[It ain't a planer or a shaper...]

Yuh moved...

October 22, 1954
[Yuh moved...]

Eat your carrots...

October 08, 1954
[Eat your carrots...]

Mooo...

September 10, 1954
[Mooo...]

Think Tank?

August 27, 1954
[Think Tank?]

Window Watching

August 13, 1954
[Window Watching]

Molly Boat

July 30, 1954
[Molly Boat]

At the Gas Station

July 16, 1954
[At the Gas Station]

Who is afraid of a big bad mouse?

July 2, 1954
[Mouse]

The tall and the short of it

June 18, 1954
[The tall and the short of it]

Parking privileges

June 4, 1954
[Parking privileges]

Build a better mouse trap

May 21, 1954
[Better Mousetrap]

Dudley

May 7, 1954
[Dudley]

Gone fishin'

April 23, 1954
[Gone fishin']

Village Meeting

April 23, 1954
[Village Meeting]

Town Meeting

April 9, 1954
[Town Meeting]

Who threw that die?

March 26, 1954
[Who threw that die?]

Brother Andy, where's my office?

March 12, 1954
[Brother Andy, where's my office?]

Insomniac

February 26, 1954
[Insomniac]

Sick Jimmy

February 12, 1954
[Sick Jimmy]

Oh, Mein Papa!

January 29, 1954
[Oh, Mein Papa!]

Rabbit Hunter

January 15, 1954
[Rabbit Hunter]

Perspective

December 4, 1953
[Perspective]

They're up in the spruces, Sonny

November 20, 1953
[They're up in the spruces, Sonny]

Primitive Man Makes First Jet Blade

November 06, 1953
[Primitive Man Makes First Jet Blade]

What a difference a day makes

October 23, 1953
[What a difference a day makes]

The chase

October 9, 1953
[The chase]

The chase

October 9, 1953
[The chase]

All I said

September 25, 1953
[All I said]

Tally Ho

September 11, 1953
[Tally Ho]

Safety First

August 28, 1953
[Safety First]

Ding Dong, I'm a Fireman

August 14, 1953
[Ding Dong, I'm a Fireman]

What's cooking?

July 31, 1953
[Cerro Machine]

Signs of the times

July 17, 1953
[Signs of the times]

Happy Winners

July 3, 1953
[Happy Winners]

That Continental Look

June 22, 1953
[That Continental Look]

Not a cloud in sight...

June 5, 1953
[Not a cloud in sight...]

Eddie be careful

May 22, 1953
[Eddie be careful]

Camptown Races

May 8, 1953
[Camptown Races]

Inspect this...

April 24, 1953
[There must be something here...]

When the pot called the kettle black...

April 10, 1953
[the pot called the kettle black]

Business Review Comes to Ludlow

March 30, 1953
[Business Review Comes to Ludlow]

Double Blessings

March 13, 1953
[Double Blessings for Jimmy and Marge]

Budgetary Control

February 30, 1953
[Budgetary Control]

Roland "Cy" MacIntyre and Harvey...

February 13, 1953
[No, Harvey]

Inventory

January 30, 1953
[The nurse]

VP Rogers

January 16, 1953
[VP Rogers]

Taylor Trio

January 2, 1953
[Taylor Trio]

Clyde P. "Bug" “Duck” Flanders

December 6, 1952
[Flander's Folly]

Clyde Searl

November 21, 1952
[Frank Strong]

Merrill's famous 8 rabbit shot

October 24, 1952
[Rabbit Shot]

















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