Electronics-Themed Comics
April 1960 Radio-Electronics

April 1960 Radio-Electronics

April 1960 Radio-Electronics Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio-Electronics, published 1930-1988. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Hmmmm, I'm not quite getting the comic on page 59, unless it's referring to the remoteness of the "customer." In 1960 when it appeared in Radio-Electronics magazine, some would have likely considered it scandalous. The editor probably justified the theme the way National Geographic did their jungle tribeswomen exposés (pun intended). I like the page 78 comic with the unique typeface used to represent the guy's hurt foot. In 1960, such characters would require hand-drawing or the special Dial−A−Type typewrite ball sold to enable direct typing onto paper. On page 118, what kind of clip is that? (get it?). 1960 was also the era of wireless remote control of everything, as implied in the page 128 comic. Enjoy.

Electronics-Themed Comics

"Remind me to take this customer off the books, Imgwanna."
Page 59

Page 78

Page 118

"It's a remote-control for my TV. I shut off the set at home so mv wife can start preparing dinner."
Page 128



Posted April 20, 2023

These Technically−Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines. I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized some).