August 1955 Popular Electronics
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
These two electronics-themed
comics appeared in the August 1955 edition of Popular Electronics magazine.
The artist who created the comic on page 116 likely had no idea what a trend he
was starting. Over the years of researching vintage television restoration projects,
I have seen countless examples of people having converted old TV cabinets into liquor
cabinets, clothes armoires, toy storage chests, tool boxes, and pet beds. I'm tempted
to consider them desecrations of fine technical and woodworking craft, but I suppose
I should be grateful that they at least escaped the landfill - at least for now.
Once the owners die, their kids will just toss the repurposed sets out. The page
177 comic is from none other than
Carl Kohler, who drew many comics and authored many tech-related stories for
magazines. At the bottom of the page is a huge list with more than 225 other collections
of electronics-themed comics from vintage magazines like Electronics World,
Radio and Television News, Radio Craft, and others. As usual,
I took the liberty of colorizing the comics as I refresh the pages.
Comics with an Electronics Theme
"You made me a swell bar out of WHAT?" (p116)
"It's going to be something a little bit different in R/C!"
Posted February 14, 2024
(updated from original
post on 5/20/2017)