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Electronics-Themed Comics: Radio Term Illustrated
April & September 1947 RadioCraft

Here are a couple more electronics-themed comics from vintage Radio−Craft magazines. Artist Frank Beaven, who created a huge number of comics and advertisements (e.g., Eveready batteries, Zippo lighters) for technical and other types of publications (Saturday Evening Post, New Yorker, Esquire), did both of them. Beaven must have a fan base since many examples of his drawings are offered for sale on eBay. Most of his comics credit reader suggestions as the basis for the subject. I have to admit to not really "getting" the gag in the top comic. Maybe Sinatra's voice strained the frequency response of simple tabletop radios of the day. The bottom comic is one of a series entitled "Radio Terms Illustrated," in this case "High Potential." I'll be posting a few others in the coming months. Click on some the hyperlinks below from other issues of Radio−Craft to see other examples of Beaven's artwork.

Electronics-Themed Comics

April 1947 Radio-Craft

April 1947 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

"Every time I tune in Frank Sinatra - it squeals."
Suggested by: W. D. Moss, Washington, D. C.
April 1947, Page 79

 

Radio Term Illustrated

September 1947 Radio-Craft

September 1947 Radio Craft Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Craft, published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

High Potential!
- Suggested by: Robert Hopkins, Nelson, B. C.
September 1947, Page 50

 

 

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